|railway = subway_entrance|
|The entrance point of a subway|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A subway entrance is a place where people enter or exit a train station
It is not the point where you validate your ticket. A subway entrance might get you to underground shops before you reach the platform, or it might get you to an overpass/underpass crossing a street.
This tag is also used to map subway exits.
Mapping subway entrances can be used by pedestrian routing softwares: when exiting a station, it can tell the name of the exit the nearest to your destination (as there is likely no GPS signal to guide you through an underground station).
How to map
A subway entrance is tagged as a node on a way leading to (or exiting from) the station: an entrance in a building, start of stairs...
|name||Name||Recommended. Name of the exit if is known. Not the name of the station (use the public_transport=stop_area relation instead to link with the station). This doesn't include the reference either.|
|ref||Reference||Optional. Reference of the entrance if it has one. Some subway networks use numbers or codes to identify exits, e.g. "2" or "B1".|
|wheelchair||yes / no||Optional. Accessible by wheelchair.|
|bicycle||yes / no||Optional. Accessible with bicycles (default is no).|
Note that an entrance may lead to more than one stop area, in which case add it to the relevant stop areas.
A MapContrib theme (in French) dedicated to subway entrances : https://www.mapcontrib.xyz/t/fe7ce8-Sorties_de_metro#
- barrier=turnstile - For tagging some doors/gates/barriers where you validate your ticket.
- public_transport=station - Tag for public transport stations.
- Railways - Page all about mapping the various features of railways (including subways).