Template:General Signal Tags

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Key Value Property Description Default value
Note: Disused and abandoned signals can be mapped by adding disused: or abandoned:. (Example: disused:railway=signal).
railway signal signal a signal
ref <signal designation> signal designation The name or designation of a signal.
railway:position <distance value, such as 40.6> distance The rounded distance position of a signal. If using miles, prefix the number with mi:.
railway:position:exact <distance value, such as 40.625> exact distance The exact (three-place) distance position of a signal. If using miles, prefix the number with mi:.
railway:signal:position left/right/bridge/overhead/in_track location Indicates the location of the signal in references to the track. bridge means the signal is located on a signal gantry overhead the track. left or right determines on which side of the track the signal is located in reference to the way direction in OpenStreetMap. overhead means a signal is attached to the catenary and in_track is intended for signals in the midle of the track - such as one attached to a buffer stop.
railway:signal:direction forward/backward/both direction of displaying Determines how you have to drive to have a view on the signal. Values are in reference to way direction in OpenStreetMap.
railway:signal:catenary_mast yes/no catenary mast Is the signal attached to a catenary mast?