|railway = subway_entrance|
|The entrance point of a subway|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A subway entrance is a place where people enter or exit a train station
It is not the point where you validate your ticket. A subway entrance might get you to underground shops before you reach the platform, or it might get you to an overpass/underpass crossing a street.
This tag is also used to map subway exits.
How to map
A subway entrance is tagged as a node on a way leading to (or exiting from) the station: an entrance in a building, start of stairs...
|name||Name||Recommended. Name of the exit if is known. Not the name of the station|
|ref||Reference||Optional. Reference of the entrance if it has one. Some subway networks use numbers or codes to identify exits, e.g. "2" or "B1".|
|bicycle||yes / no||Optional. Accessible with bicycles (default is no).|
|wheelchair||yes / no||Optional. Accessible by wheelchair.|
Note that an entrance may lead to more than one stop area, in which case add it to the relevant stop areas.
This convention is based on original approved tag and currently observed tagging practices, see talk page.
Mapping subway entrances can be used by pedestrian routing softwares: when exiting a station, it can tell the name of the exit the nearest to your destination (as there is likely no GPS signal to guide you through an underground station).
- barrier=turnstile - For tagging some doors/gates/barriers where you validate your ticket.
- public_transport=station - Tag for public transport stations.
- Railways - Page all about mapping the various features of railways (including subways).