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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = halt
Railway halt.jpg
A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Rendering-railway-tram stop-mapnik.png.png
Group: railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto
Main article: Railway stations

A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request.

Distinction between halt and station

The distinction between railway=halt and railway=station might differ from country to country. A halt is usually smaller than a station.

  • In North America, flag (or request) stops are typically mapped as halts.
  • In German-speaking countries and Hungary, stations without points ("switches") where only passenger trains stop are tagged as halt. For more information see the German page.

Halt is an unclear, ambiguous term. To explicitly tag a request stop station, request_stop=yes should be used.[1]

How to map

Add a node in the middle of the railway halt and tag it with railway=halt and name=*. The node does not have to be on a railway=rail line.

Railway types

Besides railway=rail you can also use this tag on railway=subway, railway=monorail and railway=light_rail systems that are heavier rail than trams.

For a tram stops on railway=tram and railway=light_rail systems the tag railway=tram_stop should be used.



See also