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The spot on a railway track where a train stops at a station Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the 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)
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Status: de facto

Use this tag to mark the position where trains stop at stations. It should be added to a node on a railway=rail way in order to facilitate routing software. It's usually located adjacent to a platform at the places where the driver in the cab stops in any direction. It should be preferably marked as two nodes with direction=forward and direction=backward (eventually, currently direction is not a common combination) respectfully.

This tag, of which there can be multiple instances per station, should not be confused with railway=station, which can only have one occurrence per station.

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