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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = platform
Bayview trstwy.jpg
A platform at a bus stop or station. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto way
Rendering-highway railway platform line.png
Rendering in OSM Carto area
Rendering-highway railway platform area.png
Group: highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

The highway=platform tag is used for platforms (raised structures) along the side of a road where passengers get on and off buses and/or trams. The equivalent tag for railway platforms is railway=platform.

How to map

Draw a line way along the centre of the platform or create an area around the outline of the platform, and add the tag highway=platform. You may also add the tag to a node at the location of the platform.

Additional tags:

  • ref=* - the reference number of the platform
  • route_ref=* - the reference number of the bus route that serves the platform
  • name=* - If the platform has a common name like "Platform 2"
  • operator=* - the name of the operator of the bus service and platform
  • wheelchair=* - wheelchair accessibility
  • bench=* - is there a bench on the platform?
  • bin=* - is there a waste bin?
  • shelter=* - is there a covered shelter?
  • toilets=* - are there toilets?

See also