[Talk-transit] "more then one platform in one location"

Tijmen Stam mailinglists at iivq.net
Sun May 19 08:30:10 UTC 2019

 > On Mon, 13 May 2019 at 14:44, Dave F via Talk-transit
 > <talk-transit at openstreetmap.org <mailto:talk-transit at openstreetmap.org>>
 > wrote:
 >     Hi
 >     On the railway=platform wiki page there's a comment:
 >     "If there are more then one platform in one location, a relation
 >     could be used to "bind" them together. See Approved Public Transport
 >     Schema
 >     for more information."
 >     What does the "more then one platform in one location" mean? Are
 >     there examples?

On 14-05-19 15:43, David Peek via Talk-transit wrote:
> I believe this is intended to mean that if a named location (which could 
> be a railway station, bus station, metro station, tram stop or an 
> interchange incorporating more than one mode of transport) has more than 
> one place where one can board or alight from a transit vehicle, then 
> they should all be included in a relation.
> For example, here is the relation for Manchester Piccadilly station 
> <https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/70904#map=18/53.47717/-2.22897> 
> in England. Arguably it also ought to include the local bus stops as 
> well as the train and tram platforms which it currently does.

Yeah, but there is also the "stop_area_group" 
which is undocumented but I think is meant to group together multiple 
stop areas. How this is meant exactly I don't know, but I would imagine 
that for the Picadilly station, there would be stop_areas for
- All the train tracks of the "Manchester Picadilly" rail station
- The stops for the metrolink tram stop
- Piccadilly Rail station bus stop
- Whitworth St/Minshull St South bus stop
- Fairfield St/Picadilly Station bus stops

and then a stop_area_group to group these all together.
Although I don't know if this was indeed the original meaning of the author.

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