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Railway halt.jpg
A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
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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: in use

Main article: Railway Stations

A small station, may not have a platform, trains may only stop on request.

For public transport stop position and platforms the public transport scheme should also be used.

Distinction Between Halt and Station

The distinction between railway=halt and railway=station might differ from country to country. A halt is usually smaller than a station.

  • In German-speaking countries, stations without points ("switches") where only passenger trains stop are tagged as halt. For more information see the German page.

How to Map

Add a node in the middle of the railway halt and tag it with railway=halt and name=*. The Node does not have to be on a way railway=rail.

For the stop positions on way railway=rail add a node with the tags railway=stop and public_transport=stop_position. Omit the latter if the halt is not for public transport (for example, cargo trains).

Railway Types

Besides railway=rail you can also use this tag on railway=subway, railway=monorail and railway=light_rail systems that are heavier rail than trams.

For a tram stops on railway=tram and railway=light_rail systems the tag railway=tram_stop should be used.