[Talk-transit] Railway route relations
frankie at frankieroberto.com
Thu Jul 9 10:39:33 BST 2009
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Richard Mann <
richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com> wrote:
You went off-liste
Dammit. Can we change the reply-to settings? (or has that debate been done
to death already?)
> I'd think I'd propose an alternative service such as service=heritage (or
> stick with service=regional):
> ref=abbreviated name of railway (it's not like there's going to be more
> than one service on the line)
Hmm, looks like I have some re-tagging to do then (after having nearly
completed the list at
Is there any sense to having a route relation AND a line relation on these
types of railways?
> 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
>>> 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
>> 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 Roberto
>> Experience Designer, Rattle
>> 0114 2706977
Experience Designer, Rattle
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