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A railway switch, turnout or points: where trains can change from one track to another track. Edit or translate this description.
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
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

A railway switch (or railway turnout or railway point) is a point where trains can change from one track to another track. Add a node node where the two tracks diverge and add railway=switch.

Additional Tags

Tags used for single and double slips

You can use railway:switch:configuration=inside/outside to describe if the movable rails are inside or outside.


Orm-dresden-2013-09-21.pngswitches and their numbers rendered by OpenRailwayMap

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