Talk:Key:disused:railway

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Railway=disused still preferred for tracks?

According to a review of usage at [[1]] and with [[2]], railway=disused is more than 5 times more used than any value of disused:railway on ways, and in the past 12 months (July 2018 to July 2019) twice as many railway=disused ways were added as disused:railway ways (10k vs 5k). This suggests that railway=disused is the preferred tagging. It may be reasonable to use railway=* for this feature rather than the disused:railway=* namespace, because a disused set of rails is still a set of rails. This is different than a feature like disused:amenity=cafe which is no longer a cafe at all if it is disused, but you can tag the vacant building=*. And disused rails are still useful for navigation, similar to a lightly=used spur or branch railway. --Jeisenbe (talk) 05:49, 31 July 2019 (UTC)