Talk:Tag:public transport=stop position

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Is this a PoI that people may want to search for ? (Should it be indexed ?) -- 23:55, February 5, 2010 User:Nic

No. --Teddych 09:54, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


If this node appears in a way, will there be a tendency that traffic will be blocked ? (Should we route around it ?) -- 23:55, February 5, 2010 User:Nic

Traffic can be blocked for several seconds. Depending of the timetable this happens only a view times a day up to several times an hour. The time-loss is usually not significant. Traffic lights or crossings usually are blocking the traff more. You do not have to route around it. --Teddych 09:54, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Footway between stop_postition and platform ?

Does a highway=footway is needed between a public_transport=stop_position and a public_transport=platform ? Or does that virual way is handled by the relation in routing programs ?

That question also applies to other highway tags, like trains carrying people and their cycle, or ferries with people and their car. Thanks for the help. Alexandre 08:20, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

I do NOT add a way between stop position and platform. Usually the platform is not accessed directly by the street, it is accesst by the sidewalk. And if the platform is only a pole beside the street (without sidewalk/platform) a seperate way does not make sence too. --Teddych 09:46, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Seems when I tag bus stop as that (and only - without older bus_stop), main OSM map not reneder nothing… --Jezevec 15:28, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes you need the older highway=bus_stop tag. This tag does not replace that one. They represent different things, and renderers (such as the osm 'standard' one) will tend to uses the highway=bus_stop node position as a more useful positioning of an icon -- Harry Wood (talk) 10:51, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Location of stop position node

For the bus stops where a specific area has been reserved along a road (but not physically separated from it) like in the sample picture, do we have to represent some special way to put a stop_position node on it? or is it OK to put the stop position on the main road? Teuxe (talk) 15:22, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

It is important not to consider the stop position alone, but as part of the route relation: it specifies where the bus actually stops on that (one-direction) route. Usually, on a line, a stop area may present two stop positions at some distance to each other, each being relative to a route direction (like for the shelter, each on its appropriate road side). Teuxe (talk) 15:22, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
So the answer to the question in the simple case, is "yes". This tag goes on a node mid-way as part of the main road.
Actually the photo is maybe confusing in this respect. It might be clearer to show a bus stop which happens to stop within the road a bit more anyway. Additionally this page could do with a diagram or an editor screenshot illustrating a typical data arrangement
-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:04, 4 January 2017 (UTC)