[Talk-transit] Railway route relations

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 5 13:13:30 BST 2009

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 1:12 AM, Cartinus <cartinus at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> IMHO the solution is simple. Name it after what you are mapping.
> For vehicles:
> The route the cyclist follows is route=bicycle.
> The route bus 5 follows is route=bus.
> The route tram 13 follows is route=tram.
> The route the Eurostar follows is route=train.
> For infrastructure:
> The "route" of the M1 is route=road
> The "route" that is made up of the rail tracks of the East Coast Mainline
> is
> route=rail.
> Deprecating route= and replacing it with line= for most things where we
> currently use route= is a lot of work for no real gain.
> --
> m.v.g.,
> Cartinus
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Though I'd go for route=railway for infrastructure, since route=rail is
currently being used by a lot of relations for which route=train would be

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