|Contains all direction/variant routes of a public transport line|
|Group: Public transport|
|Tools for this tag|
Relations of type route_master contain all the direction and variant routes and the information that belongs to the whole public transportation service.
A route/service is represented by vehicles that always run the same way with the same reference number. Each direction of a route should be tagged as a separate Route relation. If a route has several variants (e.g. different way at weekend), these variants should also be in separate relations.
Rarely, this type of relation has also been used to group together variants and directions of hiking, bicycling, or road routes.
A route master contains all the important information that belongs to the line.
|type||route_master||Declares relation to be a route_master.||Required|
|route_master||bus / ferry / monorail / subway / train / tram / trolleybus||Defines the type of public transport vehicle operated on the route (e.g. train, subway, monorail, tram, bus, trolleybus, ferry...)||Required|
|ref||Reference as text.||The reference by which the service or route is known.||Required|
|ref:<qualifier>||<qualifier> is a name as text.
The value is the reference as text.
|The reference by which an operator or network, specified by <qualifier>, refers to the route or service.||, where the service changes the reference number when crossing the network's border. Important|
|name||<vehicle type> <reference number> as text.||Short prose description of route master. <vehicle type> should be as in route_master=*. For example, Bus 201.||Important|
|operator||Operator's name as text.||Name of the entity that operates the service.||, where available. Required|
|network||Network name as text.||Name of the local or regional network to which the route belongs.||, where available. Required|
|colour||CSS colour name, or #<red><green><blue>, each component 2 hexadecimal digits.||Colour by which the route or service is identified on signage, maps, etc.||, where available. Important|
|tourism||yes / only||If it is a touristic service.||, where appropriate. Important|
|school||yes / only||If it is a scholar service.||, where appropriate. Important|
|wheelchair||yes / no / limited||Important|
|opening_hours||The service hours of the line.||
Only for public transport route_master.
|interval||The time between arrivals of any stop along the public transport route.||Use HHːMMːSS, HːMMːSS, HHːMM, HːMM, MM, or M format.||
Only for public transport route_master relations.
Use this tag only if all variants have the same interval.
All the variants/directions of a route/service are members of this master relation.
|<empty>||; at least 2, usually. 1||All route variant/directions.|
|Bus 201||type=route_master + route_master=bus||A bus line.|
|Metro 3||type=route_master + route_master=subway||A subway line.|