Tag:route=tracks

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Description
Bahnstrecke als Schieneninfrastruktur Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Route
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: in use

Relations of this type are used to describe train intrastructure lines. For lines describing the travel of trains, usually for passenger services, use route=train.

Tagging

The ways (railway=rail, railway=disused, railway=abandoned or railway=razed) are collected in a relation with the following tags:

Key Value Comment Example (relation 1820444 Example (relation 1257824
type route (mandatory) type=route type=route
route tracks (mandatory) route=tracks route=tracks
ref number (mandatory) ref=1732
name Track name Name of the track (recommended, if such a name exists) name=Hannöversche Südbahn name=Highland Main Line
operator company name Operator of the track
(e. g. DB Netz AG in Germany) (required, if known)
operator=DB Netz AG operator=Network Rail
from station name originating station (recommended) from=Hannover Hbf from=Perth
via station name important intermediate stations via=Elze; Kreiensen; Northeim (Han); Göttingen; Hann. Münden
to station name destination station (recommended) to=Kassel Hbf to=Inverness
wikipedia Wikipedia page Wikipedia page about this track (recommended) wikipedia=de:Hannöversche Südbahn wikipedia=en:Highland Main Line

All rails that are part of the track should be members of the relation. In contrast to train routes stations, platforms, and other non-track object should not be members. Removed tracks (railway=abandoned or railway=razed), that were once members of the track, should get the role „historic“.