Key:disused:railway

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Description
A section of railway which is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remain in place. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires
Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
Status: in use

A railway feature which is no longer used but where the track or other infrastructure remain in place.

Also see the more common tag railway=disused for disused railway tracks.

How to map?

Stations and halts

Add the tag disused:railway=station to a node or area for a disused station, or the tag disused:railway=halt for a disused halt. The prefix disused:=* is used because the feature is no longer function as a station or halt.

Disused rail tracks

  • Some mappers use disused:railway=rail/light_rail/subway/tram for the tracks of a disused railway.

However, the tag railway=disused is significantly more common for this feature

As of mid-2019 the tag railway=disused is about 5 times more common than disused:railway=* on ways, and in the past year twice as many railway=disused features have been added to the database.

Common Values

Railway tracks:

Other infrastructure:

Rendering

See Also

  • railway=disused - more common tag for disused railway tracks
  • railway=abandoned - common tag for abandoned railways, where the tracks have been removed but other traces remain
  • abandoned:railway=* - for abandoned railway stations, halts and possibly tracks, which are in disrepair