[Talk-transit] Railway route relations

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 8 16:13:38 BST 2009


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I'd think I'd propose an alternative service such as service=heritage (or
stick with service=regional):
type=line
line=rail
service=heritage
ref=abbreviated name of railway (it's not like there's going to be more than
one service on the line)
Richard


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Frankie Roberto
<frankie at frankieroberto.com>wrote:

>  Richard Mann wrote:
>
>
>> The public transport schema says we should be tagging rail service
>> relations as:
>>
>> No route tag
>> line=rail
>> service = high_speed / long_distance / regional / commuter
>> ref = service reference
>> nat_ref = national timetable reference
>>
>
> Could anyone offer guidance on how this applies to 'heritage' railways? eg
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/162879 and those listed on
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_United_Kingdom_Independent_and_minor_railways
>
> Some of the things I've noted:
>
> * The "routes" (in terms of the the route of the actual trains) usually
> match 1 to 1 with the physical "line", except:
> * Sometimes the operational line extends beyond the final train station,
> but trains either don't use that section, or do use these sections, and
> simply travel to the end of the operational line, stop (but don't let
> passengers on or off) and then travel back again.
> * Some of the railways have sidings / train sheds mapped - these can be
> considered part of the overall railway, but aren't part of the route that
> passengers experience.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> I've also used railway=heritage on some of the relations, as I think this
> could be more descriptive than railway=preserved (as sometimes the heritage
> lines operate on newly-built lines/diversions, rather than the exact
> historical old lines).
>
> Frankie
>
> --
> Frankie Roberto
> Experience Designer, Rattle
> 0114 2706977
> http://www.rattlecentral.com
>
>
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