Tag:service=siding

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Description
Relatively short lengths of track, running parallel to (and connected to) a main route. 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=*

Useful combination
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Wikidata
Status: de facto

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.

See Siding (rail) on Wikipedia for more details.

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How to Map

  • Add the tag service=siding to a way that is tagged with railway=* feature to specify that it is a siding

Additional tags: optionally add, if known:

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