[Talk-transit] Railway route relations

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 8 16:17:35 BST 2009

This seems to use:
line=light_rail for S(tadt)-Bahn, when I think the schema suggests

Were you going to pick up any of the service=* types, or is it too early for


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Melchior Moos <melchiormoos at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 2009/7/8 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com>
>  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
>> Whereas oepnv-karte is seems to be rendering on the basis of:
>> green for route=light_rail (being used for S-Bahn, ie service=commuter)
>> yellow for route=train (being used for pretty much everything else)
>> brown for route=railway (being used for odd leftover bits)
>> The schema seems to allow the use of relations for infrastructure (use
>> route=railway), but does not particularly encourage that.
>> I would take it that actually the best approach is to tag as per the
>> schema (using an Operator code for the ref until we think of something
>> better), and hope/assume Melchior adds rendering support in due course?
> The tagging schema mentioned above is also supported. There is a list of
> the recongnised tags available in the wiki (for now only in german, if
> you're interested I will tanslate it):
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/%C3%96pnvkarte#Linien
> regards,
> Melchior
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