Key:line

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Description
Specifies the type of high-voltage power line, such as a busbar or bay. Also rarely used for the name of a railway line Edit or translate this description.
Group: Power
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
Status: de facto

Wikidata

Usage on power features

Usage on rail features

On many railway=* features, this key indicates the name of the railway line in conjunction with branch=*. However, the more widespread tagging convention uses name=* and operator=*. name=* is also a tag for name of object in general so it is a clearly preferable tagging scheme. In some cases it may be necessary to create a route relation with route=railway when the branch, line and railway service have different names.

Usage on other features

  • line=yes ‒ this tag has no meaning and is generally redundant. See Closed Way for details.
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