Tag:railway=subway

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Description
Rails used for city public transport that are always completely separated from other traffic, usually underground.
Group: Railways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: In use

Type of railway track for a city passenger rail service. The system should be completely separated from other traffic, usually underground. See Wikipedia Rapid transit.

How to Map

Use this tag on a way Way representing the railway tracks of the subway route.

Tags to use in combination

  • tunnel=yes for underground sections and...
  • tunnel=no for overground sections (note that it is useful to set this to dispel any ambiguity in the case of railway=subway ways)
  • layer=*
  • electrified=rail - Indicates infrastructure to supply vehicles with electricity
  • gauge=# - Gauge in mm
  • frequency=# - Frequency in Hz
  • voltage=# - Voltage in Volt

To map the route of the subway

Rendering

In comparison to other railway bodies
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