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A former railway track Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: railways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: de facto

A former railway track. The course of a former railway, which has been abandoned and the track and infrastructure removed, but the course is still visible.

How to map

Draw a line representing the former railroad track and add railway=abandoned + abandoned:railway=rail.

Can also be used together with highway=* (e.g. highway=cycleway) to tag paths or roads on former railroad lines.

See also

  • railway=razed – Railway physical features are completely removed.