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Signal box Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use


A  signal box is a stationary railroad system for control of railway operations. It is usually housed in a building.

There are mechanical, electromechanical, relay and electronic signal boxes.

How to map

Draw an area area around the grounds of the signal box or place a node node at the centre of the grounds. Add railway=signal_box and name=*.

Disused signal boxes

Add disused:railway=signal_box.

Abandoned signal boxes

Add abandoned:railway=signal_box.

Razed signal boxes

Add razed:railway=signal_box.