Tag:on_demand=yes

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Description
Indicates that a bus relation is only operating when there is a direct customer demand
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use

Wikidata

Indicates that a bus route is only operated on direct customer demand. This is usually the case for rural areas or night buses that would see very little to no traffic would they operate on a fixed schedule.

This is not to be confused with request_stop=yes, which indicates single stops - usually on railway lines - that are only stopped at on customer demand.

Usage in Germany and Austria

In Germany and Austria, these services are often called "AST" (short for Anrufsammeltaxi), and customers need to book a ticket or phone the operator to have the line operate.