|railway = stop|
|The spot on a railway track where a train stops at a station|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is used to mark the approximate spots on railway tracks where trains stop at stations. This tag allows distinguish between the station as a whole, and the train stop points. This facilitates routing.
Relation to public_transport
For public transport purposes public_transport=stop_position is identical to this tag. But on railways not every stop point is for public transport as there are also freight trains. So for railway=rail railway=stop and public_transport=stop_position should be used together.