Talk:Railway stations

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Underground (Metro) stations with / without pedestrian underpass

There are underground stations with one platform in the middle, where you can enter a staircase from one side of a large road and use the station as a pedestrian underway to climb the stairs on the other side of the road.

And there are underground stations with the tracks in the middle, and platforms on each side. There you have to enter the correct staircase to reach the track to the correct destination, and underpassing to the other side of the road is not possible.

This is especially of interest for persons who want to use the safest way to cross the street and for pedestrian routing to the correct subway entry to a destination, as well as for blind users.

How is this represented in tagging?

--Lulu-Ann 10:07, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Historical (closed) stations

I map historical railways. There are plenty of ways of tagging the railway routes (abandoned trackbed etc) but not a way I can see of tagging disused or closed railway stations? Enzedrail 22:40, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Broken link

I've found the broken link at the second item in the "Location" topic. The word "track" is linked to "Railways#Track", but there is no topic named "Track" at the "Railways" article. Fix it, please. I'm not very sure about the English wiki structure to do it by my own.

Double Stations

If there are two tracks (no building), should a node on both sides by tagged as railway:station? In this case we can end up with double named stations. Should we pick a point in the middle? E.g. Manors:

A node in the middle is a good start. you could also map separate platforms and entrances and use the ref key ( to mark the direction of the subway of the platforms and entrances. "Eastbound only" or the "next stop name bound only" (depending how it is referenced locally). Masaki123 (talk) 12:35, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate and/or obsolete page

This page seems to overlap with railway=station and have contradict information. For instance on the French version of this page, value "station" must be used on a node only while it seems valid on the other topic. I am not sure which hold the truth but the wiki should stay consistent. Anyone know if these pages can be merged, and if not why?

-- User:Bagage 17:27, 16 January 2016

Station concourse

  • "Optionally, station concourses and galleyways should be tagged as highway=footway, name=station concourse, and should link platforms."

Is using the name tag for "name=station concourse" correct? Seems like a very descriptive name and looks like tagging for the renderer. Perhaps this line should be removed. --Lakedistrict (talk) 17:15, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Thumbs up for removal of the part about adding a descriptive name. There needs to be more done on pages for tags in general to discourage that kind of thing. Even more so it shouldn't be encouraged. --Adamant1 (talk) 10:01, 9 July 2018 (UTC)