Tag:railway=junction

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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = junction
Osm element tag.svg
Description
Diverging or converging routes on rail. Edit
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
Wikidata
Status: in use

A junction, in the context of rail transport, is a place at which two or more rail routes converge or diverge. This implies a physical connection between the tracks of the two routes (assuming they are of the same gauge), provided by points (US: switches) and signalling.

How to map?

Use the railway=junction tag on node node on the switch where the rail converges/diverges and the tracks next to that switch. railway=*.


See also