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A device which validates public transport tickets Edit or translate this description.
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use


A ticket validator (also known as ticket puncher, punching machine or ticket marker) is a device that allows validation of a public transport ticket.

How to map

Use the tag amenity=ticket_validator on a node node. A single stand-alone node is the most suitable way to map a small detail such as a ticket validation machine.

Other useful tags

  • ref=* - The reference number assigned to the validation machine
  • operator=* - The company, corporation, person or other entity directly in charge of the validation machine
  • network=* - Indicates the bus, train, tram, etc., system to which the validation machine belongs

See also