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Tracks within rail yards operated by the same company as one operating main line
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wikipedia:Rail yard

Description from railway=*:

Tracks within railway company operated railway yards.

Description from service=*:

This tag is used for the tracks at yard stations which are operated by the railway company itself (in difference to spur tracks).

ref=<index number of the track>

Some yards have visible index numbers/letters to allow workers to easily identify lines (some yards have dozens of parallel lines, very close together. making this indexing important)

A line within the yard should selected as the "main route", and the service tag should not be applied to it. This is to allow renderers to show the track at a higher zoom, and so that yards which are connected to a main line at both ends may be rendered unbroken[1].