Tag:service=spur

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Description
Relatively short lengths of track, built to give one company or entity access to the main line, normally for freight-only use. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires

railway=rail

Useful combination
See also
Wikidata
Status: de facto

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.

How to map

Add a service=spur to the way for a railway which is also tagged with the main feature tag railway=*.

Consider also tagging with usage=industrial, ref=* and operator=*.

Do not use this tag with lines that carry passenger traffic.

See Also