Proposed features/Transport modes
|Transport modes and features|
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||Defining transport modes|
This tag provide unified way to mark type of transport systems (transport modes), especialy for public transport. It is proposed for tagging all types of facilities, routes, land uses.
|Keyword||Transport mode||National equivalents||Traditional tagging|
|train||Train (common for routing specific trains)||railway=*|
|long distance train||Long distance trains, often with berths||
|local train||Local (commuter) train||
|highspeed train||High speed long distance train, commonly with only sitting accomodations.||
|narrow gauge||Narrow gauge railway||railway=narrow_gauge|
|children's railway||Railway, mainly narrow gauge equal to or under 1000mm, where teenagers learn railway professions.|
|subway||Mainly underground urban railway Underground/Subway/Metro etc.||
|rapid transit||Overground (or just other than subway) urban railway.||
|light rail||Light (urban) railway.||railway=light_rail|
|highspeed tram||Highspeed tram (using dedicated ways) if differ from light railways.|
|suspended monorail||Suspended monorail|
|maglev||Magnetic levitation highspeed or monorail|
|Road public transport|
|long distance bus||Long distance (intercity) bus||
|minibus||Light public bus or van|
|share taxi||Sort of minibus||
|car ferry||Ferry, carriying passengers and cars|
|train ferry||Train ferry|
|hydrofoil||Express hydrofoil boat|
|hovercraft||Hovercraft, typically all the year round type river transport|
|ocean liner||Ship, carrying passengers through large seas and oceans|
|cruise ship||Ship for pleasure voyages|
|Use values from aerialway=*.|
|gev||Ground effect vehicle||
Currently there is no common way to tag transport modes, but many ad-hoc methods. Know are:
- Railway-related tags: railway=rail, railway=tram/railway=tram_stop, railway=monorail, railway=narrow_gauge and so on. This method allow specify type of lines but other facilities such as stations, depots are still not differetiated.
- Road transport related tags: highway=bus_stop and others, which are very specific for such facilities.
- Water transport: only ferries covered yet.
- Routes: route=* is considered to be used only with routes and are not applicable in other cases.
This tag key divide object type and transport mode definitions. Tag structure come more regular, so this makes tag processing, mantaining, extending much easier.
This scheme is almost backward compatible instead of such ones that suggest new series of tags for another transport mode. For further backward compatibility traditional tags, which are replaced by this scheme may be made assuming new tag combinations (e.g. railway=tram assume transport=tram and railway=rail).
Also transport mode names may be used as parts of tag names:
- <tag>:<transport mode>=<value>
For example: route_ref:bus=1;2;3 route_ref:tram=10,20,30
Feel free to add more transport modes while in draft mode.