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Public-images-osm logo.svg zone:TEC
De Lijn + TEC Metro Delta.png
Used to mark tariff zone information on bus stops in Belgium Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: de facto


TEC is a public transport company serving Wallonia, the southern part of Belgium.

Their bus stops have zone numbers. When we started mapping those stops, we naively used zone=* on them.

Later on it became apparent this was not the best idea. Zones of different public transport companies overlap, and the zones are not always in accordance. So it became necessary to be able to specify the zone per operator.

Hence the use of

  • zone:TEC=* and
  • zone:De_Lijn=*.
  • In Brussels there is a zone in which MIVB's tickets are also valid on buses of De Lijn and TEC. We don't have a way to tag the stops for which this applies yet.
  • MIVB/STIB don't have zones, although buses that travel out of the Brussels region, like the ones serving the airport do have specific tariffs.

Internally TEC uses a 4 digit zone numbering system, like De Lijn. Since they released their data, OSM also shows this 4 digit zone number. Although on the stops only the last 2 digits are shown.

In Belgium bus and tram stops are mapped exclusively on nodes. All the details are added to the node, next to the way: