|railway = disused|
|A railway that is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remain in place.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A section of railway which is no longer used but where the track and infrastructure remain in place. This should be used only for the rails, for other structures like stations use a lifecycle prefix. When Mapping features like this if the top of the rail or rail head is visible railway=rail is appropriate. If the top of the rail or rail head is not visible like the example photo, this is disused. If no rail is seen please see railway=abandoned
How to map
the track of the railway:
- railway=disused + disused:railway=rail/light_rail/subway/tram
other railway related features:
Disused things in general
- Main article: Comparison of life cycle concepts
This tag is widely accepted, because mapping a disused railway is of wide interest and doesn't conflict much with other mapping. But this tag is part of a larger can of worms around mapping of "disused" things in general. disused=yes is an alternative tagging approach with various problems.
There is some use of disused=tram and disused=railway to mark railway type without using lifestyle prefixes.
railway=abandoned - The course of a former railway which has been abandoned and the track and infrastructure removed, but the course is still visible.