[Talk-transit] East Coast Main Line

Frankie Roberto frankie at frankieroberto.com
Wed Jul 1 18:56:45 BST 2009

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 6:40 PM, Shaun McDonald <shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk>wrote:

It's not until later this year until the route will come under the
> government arm.

Yeah, I was joking. It's a little premature. Still, I wonder what the
operator name should be? uk_government? Or operator=nationalised?

> What about the trains on the East Coast Route that go to Glasgow (via
> Motherwell), Aberdeen, and Inverness (i.e. North/West of Edinburgh). Should
> those tails be added to the route too, or a separate relation?

This is where the relation type=route gets a little fuzzy. Are we
representing a service pattern, or a franchise, or a named rail corridor?
This has confused me recently when tagging heritage railways (
For instance on the Mid Norfolk railway (
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/165383), should "name=Mid
Norfolk Railway" be present on the relation, the ways, or both?


> Shaun
> On 1 Jul 2009, at 18:09, Frankie Roberto wrote:
> Is it too soon to add operator=uk_government to
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/4330149? :-)
> Frankie
> (P.S there doesn't seem to be a relation that covers the route yet).
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Frankie Roberto
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