|local reference/local platform number|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The original suggestion on this page was to use local_ref=* for the number or letter of the platform or bus stop, while reserving ref=* for the number or reference code of a larger station or "stop area". However, it is much more common to use ref=* instead.
Many instances of this tag were first imported from the NAPTAN database in Britain.
Example with many bus stops:
Example with many bus stops ("A" - "K"):
- route_ref=* - route reference (number/code) cognizable on public transport stop signs.
- loc_ref=* - Local reference