Key:service

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Description
To provide additional information about a highway, railway etc
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Documented values: 28
Status: Unspecified

The service tag is used to provide additional information about a highway, railway or waterway.


Highways

The service tag can be used to provide more information for a highway=service road. Add a oneway=yes/no tag if appropriate.

Railways

The service tag can be used to describe tracks, which still are tagged with railway=*, at railway stations and yards more detailed. See also landuse=railway about mapping not accessible railway yard areas.

Yard

  • service=yard
  • ref=<index number of track>

This tag is used for the tracks at yard stations which are operated by the railway company itself (in differnce to spur tracks).

Some yards have track numbers you can see from outside the yard area.

Siding Track

This tag is used for short tracks which run parallel to the main track and are connected to it. These tracks are used by slower trains to be overtaken or to park wagons there. These tracks might be hard to differ from the main tracks in some cases.

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Spur Track

This tag is used for short tracks connecting a factory or power plant to the railway network.

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Crossover Track

This tag is used for only few metres long tracks connecting to tracks of different directions of traffic.

Waterways

The service tag can be used to distinguish open man-made waterways (waterway=canal) between transportation, water power, or irrigation.