|Contains all direction/variant routes of a public transport line|
|Group: Public transport|
|Tools for this tag|
Relations of type route_master contain all the direction and variant routes and the information that belongs to the whole service.
A route/service is represented by vehicles that always run the same way with the same reference number. Each direction of a route should be tagged as a separate relation. If a route has several variants (e.g. different way at weekend), these variants should also be in separate relations.
A route master contains all the important information that belongs to the line.
|type||route_master||Declares relation to be a route_master.||Required|
|route_master||aerialway / bus / ferry / monorail / subway / train / tram / trolleybus||Defines the route_master as train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, aerialway, or ferry.||Required|
|ref||Reference as text.||The reference by which the service or route is known.||Required|
|ref:<qualifier>||<qualifier> is a name as text.
The value is the reference as text.
|The reference by which an operator or network, specified by <qualifier>, refers to the route or service.||, where the service changes the reference number when crossing the network's border. Important|
|name||<vehicle type> <reference number> as text.||Short prose description of route master. <vehicle type> should be as in route_master=*. For example, Bus 201.||Important|
|operator||Operator's name as text.||Name of the entity that operates the service.||, where available. Required|
|network||Network name as text.||Name of the local or regional network to which the route belongs.||, where available. Required|
|colour||CSS colour name, or #<red><green><blue>, each component 2 hexadecimal digits.||Colour by which the route or service is identified on signage, maps, etc.||, where available. Important|
|tourism||yes / only||If it is a touristic service.||, where appropriate. Important|
|school||yes / only||If it is a scholar service.||, where appropriate. Important|
|wheelchair||yes / no / limited||Important|
|opening_hours||The service hours of the line.||
Only for public transport route_master.
All the variants/directions of a route/service are members of this master relation.
|<empty>||; at least 2, usually. 1||All route variant/directions.|
|Bus 201||type=route_master + route_master=bus||Bus route with route master. One way has simple course, the other way has two variants.|
|Bus 221||type=route_master + route_master=bus||Bus with ring route. Initial stop and terminal stop is identical, so from=* and to=* is identical. This route has two variants.|