|railway = train_station_entrance
|The entrance point of a train station.
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
A train station entrance is a place where people enter or exit a train station.
It is not the point where you validate your ticket. A train station entrance might get you to shops before you reach the platform, or it might get you to an overpass/underpass crossing a street.
This tag is also used to map train station exits.
Mapping entrances can be used by pedestrian routing softwares: when exiting a station, it can tell the name of the exit the nearest to your destination (as there is likely no GPS signal to guide you through an underground station).
How to map
A train station entrance is tagged as a node on a way leading to (or exiting from) the station: an entrance in a building, start of stairs...
|Recommended. Name of the entrance/exit if is known. Not the name of the station (use the public_transport=stop_area relation instead to link with the station). This doesn't include the reference either.
|Optional. Reference of the entrance if it has one. Some railway networks use numbers or codes to identify exits, e.g. "2" or "B1".
|yes / no
|Optional. Accessible by wheelchair.
|yes / no
|Optional. Accessible with bicycles (default is no).
Note that an entrance may lead to more than one stop area, in which case add it to the relevant stop areas.
- amenity=ticket_validator - A device to scan or validate your ticket. Can be combined with for example barrier=gate or barrier=turnstile
- public_transport=station - Tag for public transport stations.
- Railways - Page all about mapping the various features of railways.
- railway=subway_entrance - The entrance point of a subway station.