|Proposal status:||Abandoned (inactive)|
|Definition:||A railway station for railway traffic management only with no passenger access.|
|Rendered as:||text only: name(ref)|
|This tag has been obsoleted by railway=service_station|
From a railway traffic management point of view, a technical_station is the same as a railway=station, however, there are no platforms here for passengers to embark/disembark the trains. The station is used only for railway traffic management purposes. I.e, to let trains meet on a single track line. A technical station is most often remote controlled from some controll center, there is most often no personell here. Tagging such a station with railway=station would be wrong since there are no passengers here, and tagging it railway=halt would be wrong for several reasons: there are multiple tracks here (which there is not on a halt) and there is no passenger exchange here (which there also is on a halt).
Tagging a single node should be sufficient. Also, the node should be tagged with
Tagging a single node should be sufficient. When creating timetables for the railway they are treated as point objects.