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Public-images-osm logo.svg public_transport
Citadis402Grenoble citeinternationale.jpg
Public transport infrastructure tag
Group: Public Transport
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Documented values: 5
Useful combination
Status: Approved


See also: Public transport

The public_transport tag denotes stop positions and platforms of public transport. Stop position are placed as node on the street. Platforms are placed next to the street. Both are members of the relation stop_area and route relations.

Bus stop tagging in 60 seconds

Stop position

Put a node on the way where the bus stops


A node(way/area) where the passengers are waiting

Stop area

Create a relation including all stop positions (role: stop) and platforms (role: platform)[.] related to this stop


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
public_transport stop_position Node The position on the street or rails where a bus, tram or train stops.
Bus prumyslova.jpg
public_transport platform Node Way Area The place where passengers are waiting for the transportation vehicle.
Bus platform.png
Bayview trstwy.jpg
public_transport station Area A station where several buses or trains end their service. Used in combination with building=yes or area=yes.
Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station.jpg
public_transport stop_area Relation The stop area is a relation that contains all elements of a train/subway/monorail/tram/bus/trolleybus/aerialway/ferry stop.
Mf Relation.svg
public_transport user defined Node Area All commonly used values according to Taginfo.

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See also