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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = service_station
A railway station only used by railway employees Show/edit corresponding data item.
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
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Status: in use

A railway station used by railway employees only, and is not normally accessible by passengers or freight traffic. Often, these are for maintenance facilities, but there are a number of other uses.

How to map

Set a node node in the middle of the service station and add railway=service_station.

Tags used in combination

  • name=* - The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
  • operator=* - Сompany, corporation, person or any other entity who is directly in charge of the current operation of a map object
  • railway:ref=* - Internal abbreviation of the object

Potential tagging issue

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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See also

  • railway=station - A railway station
  • railway=halt - A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request
  • landuse=railway - An area of land dedicated to train operation or support, around tracks, yards, sidings, station complexes, and ancillary man-made objects along the tracks
  • service=yard - Tracks within rail yards operated by the same company as one operating main line
  • Documented / proposed at OpenRailwayMap/Tagging#Employee_Station