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The UIC reference is used to identify railway stations. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: in usePage for proposal

UIC stands for International Union of Railways. The UIC reference is used to identify railway stations in Asia, Europe and northern Africa. It is similar to the ICAO and IATA reference tag for airports.

The UIC station reference always consists of 7 digits, beginning with a 2-digit UIC country code.

Numbers of different length do not belong to the UIC system. They are used in the German HAFAS system to identify bus stops, or in France with an addtional 8th "control" digit, in which case a separate attribute may be used: ref:FR:uic8=*, see Liste des références nationales, while keeping the 7-digit uic_ref=*.

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