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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = platform
Cercanías San Vicente del Raspeig.JPG
A railway platform. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto way
Rendering-highway railway platform line.png
Rendering in OSM Carto area
Rendering-highway railway platform area.png
Group: railways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

How to map

Draw an area area around the perimeter of the platform. This is the preferred, more detailed method, however drawing a single way way along the centre of the platform is acceptable.

Required tags:

Optional tags:

  • ref=* - Platform reference number.
  • name=* - Name of the platform, if it has one.
  • surface=* - The surface of the platform; e.g. asphalt, paved etc.
  • width=* - Width of the platform (if mapped as a linear way).
  • wheelchair=* Acceptable access by wheelchair.

Ancillary items

Items associated with a platform, preferably mapped as separate entitles to allow accurate positioning.

Frequently used tags

Key Value Description
light_rail yes / no
subway yes / no
monorail yes / no
tram yes / no do trams stop?
funicular yes / no

Tags to use in combination

These tags may be added to the platform feature:

Related features

These features are usually tagged on a separate node or way:

See also

  • railway=platform_edge, part of a detailed way to map train platforms
  • local_ref=*, to indicate the number or letter of the stop, platform or other transport feature
  • highway=platform - for platforms at bus stops and bus stations