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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 areasshould not be used on 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