[Talk-transit] Defining service on railway=tram

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Mon Feb 11 16:33:54 UTC 2019


Hello,

In tram systems, some of the tracks might not be used regularly for
passenger service. Some might be garage or work area tracks, and
others might be used only for detours or emergency service.

The `service` key seems a natural match for tagging this, but its
values specified for railways aren't a close fit for trams (a railway
"yard" is somewhat different from a tram "yard", trams rarely have
"spurs", etc) and tram-specific values were never defined. I have
looked into various values currently used in tagging systems around
the world and would like to suggest tram-specific guidelines to add to
Key:service on wiki.

Please see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Jarek_Pi%C3%B3rkowski/Key:service
for the suggested addition and
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-January/042313.html
for more background including a survey of existing tagging.

Any thoughts are welcome, in particular if someone has an opinion on
whether this warrants a formal proposal process.

Thanks,
--Jarek



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