|railway = level_crossing|
|A crossing between a railway and a road.|
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A level crossing (where a road crosses a railway on the same level - i.e. without a bridge). Some have barriers or gates that are either automatic or manually operated. The automatic ones usually have warning mechanisms - flashing red lights or bells (or both). Some crossings do not have barriers, just the warning lights. Manually operated ones are either operated by the rail company or by the crossing user. If the latter, it may be a requirement to telephone the signal box to check it's safe to cross with a vehicle or farm animals before any gate is opened.
The tag level_crossing=* is often used to state the type of crossing, such as automatic_barrier, traffic_signals, uncontrolled, manned or manual.
- Use supervised=yes when the gate is manually operated by a gatekeeper/signalman (de: Bahnwärter).
- crossing:barrier=* to indicate the barrier if not tagged individually.
- crossing:light=* to add information about lights
- crossing:bell=yes/no if an acoustic warning is provided