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The entrance point of a train station. 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
Status: de facto

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...

Node attributes:

Key Value Description
railway train_station_entrance
name Name 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.
ref Reference Optional. Reference of the entrance if it has one. Some railway networks use numbers or codes to identify exits, e.g. "2" or "B1".
wheelchair yes / no Optional. Accessible by wheelchair.
bicycle yes / no Optional. Accessible with bicycles (default is no).

Add this node to a relation public_transport=stop_area without role. Optionally you may set the role to "entrance", but this information is already held by the node itself.

Note that an entrance may lead to more than one stop area, in which case add it to the relevant stop areas.

If the node is an entrance-only or exit-only, add oneway=yes to the way going through this entrance.

See also