Tag:railway=tram

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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = tram
Praha, Hloubětín, Lehovec, tram KT8D5.JPG
Description
Tram rails or tracks
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: In use

Description

See Wikipedia tram on Wikipedia

This tag can be used for tracks which are mainly or exclusively used for trams, or where tram tracks are laid within a normal road open to all traffic, often called street running (in which case the usual way of tagging is to have two ways, each using the same nodes, one tagged railway=tram and the other tagged with a highway=* value).

Tagging

Tagging scheme for railway=tram
Tag Notes
ref=* Line reference.
name=* Line name.
electrified=contact_line Power wires for tram.
bridge=yes If the tramway goes over a street or waterway.
tunnel=yes If the tramway goes below a street or waterway.

Rendering

Mapnik Osmarender OpenCycleMap

Mapping-Features-Tram-With-Halt.png Mapping-Features-Tram-With-Halt-OCM.png

Notes

There is some debate over whether individual tracks should be mapped (ie there are normally two side by side), or whether one way should be mapped for both tracks. For now, you can use whichever method you prefer, or which is a best fit for the tracks you are mapping.

See also