|service = siding|
|Relatively short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route.|
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A siding is a relatively short length of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route
The tag service=siding is added railway=* features for short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a through-route. A siding is generally used as a "passing zone" for trains, or as a storage area for rail cars (short or long term). In some cases, may be difficult to distinguish from two parallel main tracks.
Seeon Wikipedia for more details.
How to Map
- Add the tag service=siding to a way that is tagged with railway=* feature to specify that it is a siding
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