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The spot on a railway track where a train stops at a station Edit or translate this description.
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
See also
Status: de facto

This tag is used to mark the approximate spots on railway tracks where trains stop at stations. This tag allows distinguish between the station as a whole, and the train stop points. This facilitates routing.

Relation to public_transport

For public transport purposes public_transport=stop_position is identical to this tag. But on railways not every stop point is for public transport as there are also freight trains. So for way railway=rail railway=stop and public_transport=stop_position should be used together.

See also