WikiProject Belgium/Conventions/Bus and tram lines
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Please read Buses first.
The best way is to make a type=route_master relation containing (at least) two separate type=route relations, one for each direction the route follows. In that case there is no need for forward/backward roles on the ways.
First relation from A to B and all the bus-stops of that route. Second relation from B to A and all the bus-stops of the reverse route.
All the stops are grouped after the ways in the order the bus/tram passes them. They get a role 'platform'.
- Master relation line 555 Brussels-Antwerp
- First relation, the route from Brussels to Antwerp (bus 555 to ANTWERP) ref= 555
- Second relation, the route from Antwerp to Brussels (bus 555 to BRUSSELS) ref = 555
see also example bus 7, 8 and 9
||kind of relation|
||text||line colour (HTML named color or web color in hexadecimal format)|
||text||line text colour (HTML named color or web color in hexadecimal format)|
||indicates a bus line or trolley bus line|
||Special-purpose bus lines|
||Bus lines with particular frequency|
||number or text||national line number (in discussion)|
||text||operator, number, direction (from - to)|
||service by night?|
||service on demand?|
||text||operating transportation company|
|on bus_stop Dalemhof nr 33017||on bus_stop Dalemhof nr 33018|
|7 Bierbeek - De Borre via Sint-Kamillus||7 Bertem - Rond Punt via Egenhoven|
|8 Bierbeek - De Borre via Bremt||8 Bertem - Rond Punt via Egenhoven|
|9 Korbeek-lo Pimberg||9 Bertem - Rond Punt via Egenhoven|
Special kind of busses
Don't need special tagging, in a few cases there's an "S" attached to the number, but most don't have that.
Don't need special tagging
Don't need special tagging
In Antwerp and Brussels, the line numbers of night service buses start with "N". In Antwerp the numbers themselves often refer to daytime tram and bus lines, that follow more or less the same route. In Brussels numbers do not match daytime lines.
"On_demand buses" (belbussen)
These buses are very different from normal bus lines. It can be seen as something between a normal bus line and a taxi. Call buses can be found in thin populated areas. If you want to use this service you need to call a special phone number and make a reservation (at least 2 hours in advance). These phone numbers are not reachable on Sundays, so if you want to use the service then, you have to make your reservations one day before.
Call buses do not follow routes. Instead, they have a number of bus stops in a specific area (they only stop at these bus stops). The (mini)bus will then follow on optimized itinerary to pick up and drop off its passengers.
See here for the explanation in Dutch.
Since the stops are ordered in the relation, it is obvious which is the first and which is the terminus. Stops don't need roles.