Tag:public_transport=stop_area

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Public-images-osm logo.svg 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

Tags

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

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