Tag:public_transport=stop_area

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Description
A relation that contains all elements of a train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, aerialway, or ferry stop.
Used on these elements
use on nodes unspecified
use on ways unspecified
use on areas unspecified
may be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

The public_transport=stop_area tag is used as part of a relation to identify all of the features associated with a public transport interchange or part of one. A stop area for a simple bus stop with buses in both direction and two bus stops would consist of a two bus stops (or 'platforms') which can be tagged using (public_transport=platform or highway=bus_stop) and two stop positions (using public_transport=stop_position). More complex stop areas may include multiple platforms and stop positions and many associated elements.

For larger interchanges it is often appropriate to organise stop areas into a hierarchy. Heathrow Airport would for example consist of 5 terminals, a coach station and two undergorund stations with many associated facilities. A single stop area may include elements for many transport modes, including train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, aerialway and ferry. Some stop areas may also be identified as a public transport=station.

This tag value is part of an approved proposal for mapping public transport.

Usage

The following tags can be associated with the stop area relation.

Key Value Comment Recommendation
type public_transport Defines this relation as a public transport relation. mandatory
public_transport stop_area Defines this relation as a stop area. mandatory
name Individual name The name by which the stop is known. recommended
name:<qualifier> Operator's or network's name The name by which the stop is known by a specific operator or network. recommended if the stop is known under different names by different operators or networks
ref Reference The reference by which the stop is known. recommended
ref:<qualifier> Operator's or network's reference The reference by which the stop is known by a specific operator or network. recommended if the stop is known under different references by different operators or networks
uic_ref UIC reference The UIC reference by which the stop is known. recommended if available
uic_name UIC name The UIC name by which the stop is known. recommended if available
operator Operator Name of the company that operates the stop. recommended if available
network Local / regional network Name of the network the stop belongs to. recommended if available

Members of this relation are:

Role Refers to Comment Recommendation
stop public_transport=stop_position position(s), where the vehicle stops recommended if available
platform public_transport=platform the platform(s) recommended if available
none public_transport=station the station building/area recommended if it belongs to the stop area
none amenity=* examples: shelter, bench, bicycle_parking, taxi recommended if available


See also