Tag:public_transport=stop_area

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Description
A relation that contains all elements of a train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, aerialway, or ferry stop. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Public transport
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The public_transport=stop_area tag is used as part of a relation to identify all of the features associated with a public transport interchange or part of one. A stop area for a simple bus stop with buses in both directions would consist of two waiting areas or shelters (which can be tagged using public_transport=platform and/or highway=bus_stop) and two stop positions (using public_transport=stop_position). More complex stop areas may include multiple platforms and stop positions and many associated elements.

For larger interchanges it is often appropriate to organise stop areas into a hierarchy. Heathrow Airport would for example consist of 5 terminals, a coach station and two underground stations with many associated facilities. A single stop area may include elements for many transport modes, including train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, aerialway and ferry. Some stop areas may also be identified as a public_transport=station.

This tag value is part of an approved proposal for mapping public transport.

Usage

Tags

Key Value Comment Presence
type public_transport Defines this relation as a public transport relation. ! Required
public_transport stop_area Defines this relation as a stop area. ! Required
name Individual name The name by which the stop is known.  Important
name:<qualifier> Operator's or network's name The name by which the stop is known by a specific operator or network.  Important, if the stop is known under different names, particularly by different operators or networks
ref Reference The reference by which the stop is known.  Important
ref:<qualifier> Operator's or network's reference The reference by which the stop is known by a specific operator or network.  Important, if the stop is known under different references, particularly by different operators or networks
uic_ref UIC reference The International Union of Railways (UIC) reference by which the stop is known.  Important, if applicable
uic_name UIC name The UIC name by which the stop is known.  Important, if applicable
operator Operator Name of the company that operates the stop.  Important, if applicable
network Local / regional network Name of the network the stop belongs to.  Important, if applicable

Members

Role Refers to Comment Presence
stop public_transport=stop_position Position(s), where the vehicle stops. Recommended, if applicable.
platform public_transport=platform The platform(s). Recommended, if applicable.
<empty> public_transport=station The station building/area. Recommended, if it belongs to the stop area.
<empty> railway=subway_entrance The station entrance/exit point(s). Recommended, if applicable.
<empty> amenity=* Examples: shelter, bench, bicycle_parking, taxi. Recommended, if applicable.
<empty> traffic_sign=* Any traffic sign indicating information to public. Optional, if applicable.

See also