|public_transport = stop_area|
|A relation that contains all elements of a train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, aerialway, or ferry stop.|
|Group: Public transport|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
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.
|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.||, if the stop is known under different names by different operators or networks Important|
|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.||, if the stop is known under different references by different operators or networks Important|
|uic_ref||UIC reference||The International Union of Railways (UIC) reference by which the stop is known.||, if available Important|
|uic_name||UIC name||The UIC name by which the stop is known.||, if available Important|
|operator||Operator||Name of the company that operates the stop.||, if available Important|
|network||Local / regional network||Name of the network the stop belongs to.||, if available Important|
|public_transport:version||1, or 2||A tag solely to advise the JOSM tag validator.||Optional|
|stop||public_transport=stop_position||Position(s), where the vehicle stops.||Recommended, if available.|
|platform||public_transport=platform||The platform(s).||Recommended, if available.|
|<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 designated.|
|<empty>||amenity=*||Examples: shelter, bench, bicycle_parking, taxi.||Recommended, if available.|