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A junction where railways diverge or converge. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: railways
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)
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Status: in use

The tag railway=junction is used to map a named junction where railways diverge or converge.

In the context of rail transport, a "junction" is a place at which two or more railway routes converge or diverge. This implies a physical connection between the tracks of the two railways (assuming they are of the same gauge), provided by points (US: switches) and signalling.

How to map

Use the railway=junction tag on node node where the railways converge/diverge. Add the tag name=* with the commonly-used name for the junction. Unnamed junction are not mapped with this tag.

Also see railway=switch, used to map the points ("switch" or "turnout") where trains can change from one track to another track.


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