|railway = disused|
|A railway that is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remain in place.|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A section of railway which is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remain in place. This should be used only for the rails, for other structures like stations use a Lifecycle prefix.
How to map
the track of the railway:
other railway related features:
- Disused things in general
This tag is widely accepted, because mapping a disused railway is of wide interest and doesn't conflict much with other mapping. But this tag is part of a larger can of worms around mapping of "disused" things in general. disused=yes is an alternative tagging approach with various problems. See Comparison of life cycle concepts for more on this recurring discussion.