|service = spur|
|Relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to the main line, normally for freight-only use.|
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service=spur is used in association with railway=rail to identify a relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to the main line, normally for freight traffic only. For example a coal-fired power station, a coal mine, a timber-mill or cement works.
This tag should not be used for services which provide passenger services, even if the line takes the form of a spur.
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Do not use this tag with lines that carry passenger traffic.