[OSM-talk] bus stop

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 23:57:31 UTC 2019

On 9/21/19, 80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru <80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru> wrote:
> yes the iD
> if i put in the route no. in the name space, the wiki's say that is wrong or
> the route no is optional.

Do you mean, in the name field of the highway=bus_stop node?

The name of a highway=bus_stop should be the name of the bus stop, not
the route number of the bus line that stops there.

Use a route relation with type=route, route=bus to add the route number:

This is done because some bus stops are used by more than one route.

However, you can also use a different tag to add the reference number
of the route on the highway=bus_stop object. There is a tag
route_ref=* which is pretty common, though it's not yet been
documented on the wiki:


So if you have a bus stop and the sign says "bus stop number 1234" and
it's for bus route A1, you could tag this way:


But ideally you might also make a type=route + route=bus relation too,
because most database users are not going to know about route_ref

- Joseph Eisenberg

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