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Public-images-osm logo.svg electrified = contact_line
Caténaire 1,5 kV 01.jpg
An overhead line 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)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Specifies that a railway is electrified via wires (or rails, particularly in tunnels) situated overhead, above the tracks.

How to map

If a railway has overhead lines, add electrified=contact_line to the way tagged with railway=*.

Useful combinations

  • cables=* - count of overhead wires, default value 1, but there exist a few railways with more
  • frequency=* - frequency in Hz
  • voltage=* - voltage in V


See also