Talk:Railways in the United Kingdom

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Anyone got any ideas on a good way to structure the progress box, now we've got some data for it? Gagravarr 00:03, 5 October 2006 (BST)

Could be divided up by 'sector' (South-East, InterCity, regional, Scotland), or by train operating company, or by Network Rail region (the first two necessitate some overlap). --Richard 08:07, 6 October 2006 (BST)
Overlap is probably best avoided. How easy is it to work out what network rail region something is in? Gagravarr 11:11, 6 October 2006 (BST)
This is probably the best reference. Bizarrely it has a few more divisions but that's probably fairly immaterial - we could use those instead. --Richard 12:06, 6 October 2006 (BST)
It'd be good to find a slightly higher resolution version, since that one's a bit hard to read, but it does look like a fairly good division. Gagravarr 14:39, 6 October 2006 (BST)
Actually, come to think of it, the 'Big Four' are the obvious dividers! (LMS/LNWR/GWR/Southern) --Richard 14:47, 6 October 2006 (BST)


Single Track

Is there a way of tagging single (or indeed multiple) tracks similar to lanes for highways? Silverfish 08:33, 28 March 2007 (BST)

I've seen things with railway=rail,tracks=1 (two tags!) and railway=rail,tracks=6 in places before, so that would appear to be the un-official method Gagravarr 09:39, 28 March 2007 (BST)

Big stations

How should we map really big railway stations? Having an individual node is fine for a country halt, but larger terminus stations don't look right as little red dots on the map. I suggest railway=station on an area. Welshie 14:49, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

This is a big delay before an answer, so possibly you already know this now - but individual platforms, buildings and so on can all be added as ways, then grouped together using a relation. See Cardiff Central or Bristol Temple Meads for a good idea of what this implies. A node is still needed though, otherwise there's nothing to add to any train route relations! --CunningPlan What's on your mind? 12:13, 4 November 2009 (UTC)


I'm not sure about part of the Chiltern Line from Aylesbury to High Wycombe. Was it transposed from a map? My GPS track of a road running next to the railway line is some distance from the railway line on OSM. I guess the line should be checked with GPS.

Silverfish 19:41, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

To confirm, its definitely wrong. I've moved a small section of it in Aylesbury, as I've mapped the roads either side of the railway. I'll see if I can map the rail routes in a few weeks time.

Silverfish 05:50, 26 March 2007 (BST)

Any progress on this? BTW Someone's marked Aylesbury Parkway.. ShakespeareFan00 18:53, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


To avoid project duplication, I suggest people here also look at the UK subpage of OpenRailMap, User:ShakespeareFan00/OpenRailMap/UK

It would be appreciated if a merger of the two pages was considered.

Thanks ShakespeareFan00 14:32, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Lines in North Wales...

Have traced :

  • Rough line of Welsh Highland South of currently open portion nearly to Porthmadog,

(NB This is from a very faint line in the NPE, so it needs a GPS or arieals as confirmation

  • Welshpool and LLanfair : From NPE - Needs intermediate stations which aren't marked on NPE

and confirmation that I've marked as the current end of line is that)

  • Tal-Y-llyn Railway: from NPE (and Adlestorp to confirm some names)..- NE END I am a little uncertain of.
  • Fairbourne and Barmouth Steam Railway.. - Marked as thin line on NPE, Trace is a bit uncertain,

as are the stations...

ShakespeareFan00 02:15, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

What needs doing?

Hi, I spend quite a lot of time travelling on trains, and I would be happy to map things for OSM while travelling. However I don't quite understand what is required. The vast majority of rail lines seem to be on the map. Are these rough tracings that need to be improved with GPX tracklogs, or is most of the UK rail network sorted? If tracklogs aren't needed, do you need people to get waypoints for marking features?

Just how much detail is intended to be put on these maps - for example would we mark any of the following - viaducts, signalboxes, level crossings, major junctions, freight yards, loco depots, platforms(rather than just stations)?

Hopefully someone will read and reply to this.

Regards, Jonathan

Jonathanp 00:16, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Basicly record evryething , Although not down to the level of indvidual sleepers :) ShakespeareFan00 18:51, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Preserved lines

Have merged in my notes on Preserved lines :)

ShakespeareFan00 00:08, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Engineer's line references

Following this discussion on the OSM forum: Some ideas about how to tag Engineer's line references. Basically just about every section of track in Britain has them, they are a unique code that can refer to particular line or a point on that line. They are often displayed on signs on bridges etc. See or

So how should they be tagged? Should it be a tag on the railway line, or on the bridge? Something like bridge_ref? --Vclaw 17:18, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Well firstly how was the Wikipedia or linked site's data obtained? ShakespeareFan00 14:00, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
The bridge references that I've seen whilst out surveying I've put on a bridge relation (to make it clear that it refers to the bridge and not the highway crossing the railway or the railway itself. Many of the bridges I've seen also have an information panel stating a name for the bridge / description of the location (sometimes the name of the road it crosses) together with the operator and their phone number in case the bridge is struck. I also add the maxheight=* if that info is visible. --Gregoryw 19:05, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Railway lines with stations extracted from the database

Aberdeen and Inverness Line
"Aberdeen", "Dyce", "Elgin", "Forres", "Huntly", "Insch", "Inverurie", "Keith", "Nairn"
Ayrshire Coast Line
"Barassie", "Troon"
Bakerloo Line
"Baker Street", "Charing Cross", "Edgware Road", "Elephant and Castle", "Embankment Station", "Kilburn Park", "Lambeth North", "Maida Vale", "Marylebone", "Oxford Circus", "Piccadilly Circus", "Queens Park", "Regent's Park", "Warwick Avenue", "Waterloo"
Battlefield Line Railway
"Shackerstone", "Shenton"
Bicester Branch
"Bicester Town", "Islip"
Bluebell Railway
"Horsted Keynes", "Kingscott", "Sheffield Park"
Brighton to Chichester
"Aldrington Station", "Hove Station", "Portslade Station"
Cambrian Coast Line
"Dyfi Junction", "Pwllheli"
Cambrian Line
"Borth", "Caersws", "Dyfi Junction", "Machynlleth", "Newtown", "Shrewsbury", "Welshpool"
Central Line
"Bank", "Bethnal Green", "Bond Street", "Buckhurst Hill", "Chancery Lane", "Debden", "Epping", "Greenford", "Holborn", "Holland Park", "Lancaster Gate", "Leyton (Tube)", "Leytonstone", "Liverpool Street (Tube)", "Loughton", "Marble Arch", "Mile End", "Notting Hill Gate", "Oxford Circus", "Perivale", "Queensway", "Shepherd's Bush (Central)", "Snaresbrook", "South Woodford", "St. Paul's", "Stratford", "Theydon Bois", "Tottenham Court Road", "West Acton", "White City", "Woodford"
Central Line; Woodford Branch
"Barkingside", "Chigwell", "Fairlop", "Grange Hill", "Hainault", "Newbury Park", "Roding Valley"
Channel Tunnel Link
Channel Tunnel Rail Link
"Ashford International", "Sandling"
Chesham Branch
Chiltern Line and Metropolitan Line
"Harrow-on-the-Hill", "Northwick Park", "Preston Road"
Circle Line
"Aldgate", "Baker Street", "Bayswater", "Edgware Road", "High Street Kensington", "Notting Hill Gate", "Paddington (Underground)", "Tower Hill"
Circle Line;District Line
"Blackfriars", "Cannon Street", "Embankment Station", "Mansion House", "Monument", "Sloane Square", "St James Park", "Temple", "Tower Hill", "Victoria", "Westminster"
Circle Line;Metropolitan Line
"Aldgate", "Liverpool Street (Tube)"
Circle and District Line
"Gloucester Road", "South Kensington"
Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan line
"Baker Street", "Euston Square", "Great Portland Street", "King's Cross St Pancras"
Cotswold Line
"Combe", "Worcester Foregate Street", "Worcester Shrub Hill"
Cotswolds Line
"Ascott Under Wychwood", "Charlbury", "Combe", "Evesham", "Finstock", "Hanborough", "Pershore"
Cross City Line
"Aston", "Blake Street", "Bromsgrove", "Butlers Lane", "Chester Road", "Droitwich Spa", "Duddeston", "Erdington", "Four Oaks", "Gravelly Hill", "Litchfield City", "Northfield", "Sutton Coldfield", "Wylde Green"
"Stratford DLR"
Dartford Loop
"Albany Park", "Mottingham", "New Eltham", "Sidcup"
District Line
"Aldgate East", "Barons Court", "Becontree", "Dagenham East", "Dagenham Heathway", "Ealing Broadway (Tube)", "Earl's Court", "East Putney", "Elm Park", "Hammersmith (District & Piccadilly Lines)", "Hornchurch", "Parsons Green", "Putney Bridge", "Ravenscourt Park", "Stamford Brook", "Tower Hill", "Turnham Green", "Upminster Bridge", "Upney", "West Kensington"
District Line;Hammersmith & City Line
"Bow Road"
District Line;Hammersmith & City Line;London, Tilbury & Southend Railway
"Bromley-by-Bow", "East Ham", "Plaistow", "Upton Park", "West Ham"
District Line;Hammersmith & City Line;London, Tilbury & Southend Railway;Gospel Oak to Barki..
District and Piccadilly Lines
"Acton Town", "Ealing Common"
East Coast Main Line
"Alexandra Palace", "Brookman's Park", "East Coast Main Line", "Finsbury Park", "Hadley Wood", "Harringay", "Hornsey", "King's Cross", "New Barnet", "Potters Bar"
East Coast Mainline
"Alnmouth", "Arlesey Station", "Berwick-upon-Tweed", "Brookman's Park", "Cramlington", "Darlington", "Doncaster", "Drem", "Dunbar", "Durham", "East Coast Main Line", "Knebworth", "Longniddry", "Morpeth", "Musselburgh", "Newcastle Central", "Peterborough", "Prestonpans", "Retford", "Sandy", "Thirsk Railway Station", "Welham Green", "Welwyn North"
East Lancashire Railway
"Bury, Bolton Street", "Irwell Vale", "Ramsbottom", "Summerseat Railway Station"
East London Line
"Canada Water", "Rotherhithe", "Shadwell", "Surrey Quays", "Wapping", "Whitechapel"
Eastleigh - Fareham
"Botley Station", "Fareham", "Hedge End Station"
Eden Valley Railway
"Appleby East", "Warcop"
Edinburgh and Aberdeen Line
"Aberdeen", "Arbroath", "Balmossie", "Barry Links", "Boughty Ferry", "Carnoustie", "Cupar", "Dundee", "Golf Street", "Ladybank", "Leuchars", "Markinch", "Monifieth", "Montrose", "Portlethen", "Springfield", "Stonehaven"
Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts
"Curriehill", "Kingsknowe", "Kirknewton", "Wester Hailes"
Edinburgh to Glasgow vis Shotts
"Addiewell", "Bellshill", "Breich", "Carfin", "Cleland", "Fauldhouse", "Hartwood", "Holytown", "Livingston South", "Shotts", "West Calder"
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
"Bolton Abbey", "Embsay", "Holywell"
Epping Ongar Railway
Esk Valley Line
"Castleton Moor", "Commondale", "Danby", "Egton", "Glaisdale", "Great Ayton", "Grosmont", "Kildake", "Lealholm", "Runswarp", "Sleights", "Whitby"
Far North Line
"Alness", "Altnabreac", "Ardgay", "Beauly", "Brora", "Culrain", "Dingwall", "Dunrobin Castle", "Fearn", "Forsinard", "Golspie", "Helmsdale", "Invergordon", "Inverness", "Invershin", "Kildonan", "Kinbrace", "Lairg", "Muir of Ord", "Rogart", "Tain", "Wick"
Far North line
Ffestiniog Railway
"Porthmadog (Ffestiniog Railway)"
Fife Circle
"Aberdour", "Burntisland", "Cardenden", "Cowdenbeath", "Dunfermline Town", "Inverkeithing", "Kinghorn", "Kirkcaldy", "Lochgelly", "Rosyth"
Glasgow Subway
"Bridge Street", "Buchanan Street", "Cessnock", "Cowcaddens", "Govan", "Hillhead", "Ibrox", "Kelvinbridge", "Kelvinhall", "Kinning Park", "Partick", "Shields Road", "St Enoch", "St Georges Cross", "West Street"
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
"Cheltenham Race Course", "Toddington", "Winchcombe"
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
"Blackhorse Road", "Crouch Hill", "Gospel Oak", "Harringay Green Lanes", "South Tottenham", "Upper Holloway", "Walthamstow Queens Road"
Great Central Railway
"Loughborough", "Quorn & Woodhouse"
Great Eastern Main
"Brentwood", "Harold Wood", "Shenfield"
Great Eastern Main Line
Great Eastern Railway
"Bethnal Green", "Liverpool Street"
Great Western Railway
"Newton Abbot", "Teignmouth", "Totnes"
Greenford Branch
"Castle Bar Park", "Drayton Green", "South Greenford"
Hammersmith & City Line
"Aldgate East", "Liverpool Street (Tube)"
Hammersmith & City Line;District Line
"Aldgate East", "Bow Road", "Mile End", "Stepney Green", "Whitechapel"
Hammersmith And City Line
"Paddington (Underground)", "Royal Oak", "Royal Oak Station", "Westbourne Park"
Hammersmith and City Line
"Goldhawk Road", "Hammersmith", "Ladbroke Grove", "Latimer Road", "Shepherd's Bush (H&C)"
Heart of Wales Line
"Builth Road"
Hereford and Worcester Line
"Colwall", "Great Malvern", "Ledbury", "Malvern Link", "Worcester Foregate Street"
Highland Main Line
"Blair Atholl", "Carrbridge", "Dalwhinnie", "Kingussie", "Newtonmore"
Highland Mainline
"Aviemore", "Dunkeld and Birnam", "Inverness", "Pitlochry"
Inverness and Wick Line
"Georgemas Junction", "Scotscalder"
Isle of Man Steam Railway
"Ballabeg", "Ballasalla", "Castletown", "Colby", "Douglas", "Level", "Port Erin", "Port Soderick", "Port St Mary", "Ronaldsway", "Santon"
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
"Havenstreet", "Smallbrook Junction"
Jubilee Line
"Baker Street", "Bermondsey", "Bond Street", "Canada Water", "Canary Wharf", "Canning Town", "Canons Park", "Green Park", "Kingsbury", "London Bridge", "North Greenwich", "Queensbury", "Southwark", "Stanmore", "Waterloo", "Westminster"
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
"Damems", "Haworth", "Ingrow (West)", "Keighley", "Oakworth", "Oxenhope"
Keith and Dufftown Railway
"Drummuir", "Dufftown", "Keith", "Keith Town"
Kent and East Sussex Railway
"Bodiam", "Northiam", "Rolvenden", "Tenterden", "Wittersham Road"
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
"Achanalt", "Achnasheen", "Achnashellach", "Attadale", "Duirinish", "Garve", "Kyle of Lochalsh", "Lochluichart", "Plockton", "Strathcarron", "Stromeferry"
Lanchester Valley Walk
"Lanchester Valley Walk"
London to Brighton Railway
"Gatwick", "Horley", "Preston Park Station", "Salfords", "Wivelsfield"
London to Brighton railway line
"Gatwick", "Three Bridges"
London, Tilbury & Southend Railway
"Fenchurch Street Station"
London, Tilbury and Southend line
"Basildon Station", "Stanford-Le-Hope"
Maesteg Line
"Garth", "Maesteg"
Manx Electric Railway
"Baldrine", "Ballabeg", "Ballaglass", "Ballajora", "Belleview", "Cornaa", "Derby Castle", "Dhoon Glen", "Dreemskerry", "Fairy Cottage", "Glen Mona", "Groudle Glen", "Howstrake", "Laxey", "Lewaigue", "Minorca", "Ramsey", "South Cape"
Marsh Link
"Hastings", "Marsh link", "Station Road"
"Brooklands", "Dane Road", "Old Trafford", "Sale", "Stretford", "Timperley"
Metrolpolitan Line
"Baker Street"
Metropolitan Line
"West Harrow"
Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines
"Eastcote", "Hillingdon", "Ickenham", "Ruislip", "Ruislip Manor"
Midland Main Line
"Cricklewood Station", "Kentish Town", "St Pancras International", "West Hampstead Thameslink"
Midland Mainline
"Elstree and Borehamwood", "Leicester", "Loughborough", "Mill Hill Broadway", "Syston"
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
"Bardon Mill", "Blaydon", "Brampton", "Corbridge", "Haltwhistle", "Haydon Bridge", "Hexham", "Metro Centre", "Prudhoe", "Riding Mill", "Stocksfield", "Wetheral", "Wylam"
North Berwick branchline
"North Berwick"
North Clyde Line
"Alexandria", "Balloch", "Helensburgh Central", "Renton"
North London Line
"Brondesbury", "Brondesbury Park", "Caledonian Road & Barnsbury", "Camden Road", "Canonbury", "Dalston Kingsland", "Gospel Oak", "Hackney Central", "Hackney Wick", "Highbury and Islington", "Kensal Rise", "Kentish Town West", "West Hampstead (NLL)"
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
"Goathland", "Grosmont", "Levisham", "Newton Dale", "Pickering"
Northampton Branch
"Long Buckby", "Northampton"
Northern City Line
"Drayton Park", "Essex Road", "Highbury and Islington", "Moorgate", "Old Street"
Northern Line
"Balham", "Clapham Common", "Clapham North", "Clapham South", "Colliers Wood", "High Barnet", "Kennington", "Morden", "Oval", "South Wimbledon", "Stockwell", "Tooting Bec", "Tooting Broadway"
Northern Line (Bank Branch)
"Angel", "Bank", "Borough", "Camden Town", "Elephant and Castle", "Euston", "Kennington", "King's Cross St Pancras", "London Bridge", "Moorgate", "Old Street"
Northern Line (Charing Cross Branch)
"Camden Town", "Charing Cross", "Embankment Station", "Euston", "Goodge Street", "Kennington", "Leicester Square", "Mornington Crescent", "Tottenham Court Road", "Warren Street", "Waterloo"
Northern Line (Edgware Branch)
"Belsize Park", "Brent Cross", "Burnt Oak", "Camden Town", "Chalk Farm", "Colindale", "Edgware", "Golders Green", "Hampstead", "Hendon Central"
Northern Line (High Barnet Branch)
"Archway", "Camden Town", "East Finchley", "Finchley Central", "Highgate", "Kentish Town", "Totteridge and Whetstone", "Tufnell Park", "West Finchley", "Woodside Park"
Northern Line (Mill Hill East Branch)
"Mill Hill East"
Old Dalby Test Track
"Edwalton", "Grimston", "Old Dalby", "Plumtree", "Widmerpol"
Oldham Loop Line
"Milnrow Railway Station", "Oldham ?"
Paisley to Kilwinning
"Paisley Gilmour Street"
Parkland Walk
"Crouch End"
Piccadilly Line
"Alperton", "Arnos Grove", "Arsenal", "Barons Court", "Bounds Green", "Caledonian Road", "Chiswick Park", "Cockfosters", "Covent Garden", "Earl's Court", "Finsbury Park", "Gloucester Road", "Green Park", "Hammersmith (District & Piccadilly Lines)", "Holborn", "Holloway Road", "Hyde Park Corner", "King's Cross St Pancras", "Knightsbridge", "Leicester Square", "Manor House", "North Ealing", "Oakwood", "Park Royal", "Piccadilly Circus", "Russell Square", "South Harrow", "South Kensington", "Southgate", "Sudbury Hill", "Sudbury Town", "Turnham Green", "Turnpike Lane", "Wood Green", "York Road"
Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines
"Eastcote", "Hillingdon", "Ickenham", "Rayners Lane", "Ruislip", "Uxbridge"
Romford to Upminster Line
"Emerson Park"
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
"Dungeness", "Dymchurch", "Hythe", "New Romney", "Romney Sands", "Saint Mary's Bay"
Settle and Carlisle Railway
"Appleby", "Armathwaite", "Dent Railway Station", "Garsdale", "Horton-in-Ribblesdale Railway Station", "Kirkby Stephen", "Langwathby", "Lazonby and Kirkoswald", "Ribblehead", "Settle"
Severn Valley Railway
"Arley", "Bewdley", "Bridgenorth", "Hampton Loade", "Highley", "Northwood"
Shenfield to Southend Line
Shrewsbury to Chester Line
"Chirk", "Gobowen", "Ruabon", "Wrexham General"
Snaefell Mountain Railway
"Bungalow", "Snaefell"
Snow Hill Tunnel
"Birmingham Snow Hill"
Snowdon Mountain Railway
"Halfway Station", "Hebron Station", "Llanberis Station", "Summit Station", "Waterfall Station"
South Wales Main Line
"Bridgend", "Briton Ferry", "Cardiff Central", "Llansamlet", "Neath", "Newport", "Pile", "Port Talbot Parkway", "Severn Tunnel Junction", "Skewen"
Southampton - Fareham
"Bitterne", "Bursledon", "Hamble", "Netley", "Sholing", "Swanwick", "Woolston"
Spa Valley Railway
"Groombridge", "High Rocks", "Tunbridge Wells West"
St Albans Branch Line
"Bricket Wood", "Garston", "How Wood", "Park Street", "St Albans Abbey", "Watford North"
Stour Valley Line
"Coseley", "Dudley Port", "Sandwell & Dudley", "Smethwick Galton Bridge", "Smethwick Rolfe Street", "Tipton", "Wolverhampton"
Strathspey Railway
"Boat of Garten", "Broomhill"
Style Line
"East Didsbury", "Heald Green", "Styal"
Swanage Railway
"Corfe Castle", "Harmans Cross", "Herston Halt", "Norden"
Tattenham Corner Line
"Chipstead", "Kingswood", "station"
Tay Coast Line
"Barbican", "Bedford", "Elstree and Borehamwood", "Farringdon", "Flitwick", "Harlington", "King's Cross Thameslink", "Leagrave", "Luton", "Moorgate", "St Albans"
The Chiltern Line
"Beaconsfield", "Denham", "Denham Golf Club", "Gerrards Cross", "High Wycombe", "Little Kimble", "Marylebone", "Monks Risborough", "Northolt Park", "Princes Risborough", "Saunderton", "Seer Green and Jordens", "South Ruislip", "Sudbury & Harrow Road", "Sudbury Hill Harrow", "Wembley Central", "West Ruislip"
The Cotswolds Line
The Varsity Line
"Fenny Stratford"
Thurso and Wick Line
"Georgemas Junction", "Thurso"
Trent Valley Line
"Atherstone", "Litchfield Trent Valley", "Nuneaton", "Polesworth", "Rugeley Trent Valley", "Tamworth (Low Level)"
Vale of Rheidol Railway
"Aberystwyth (Vale of Rheidol Railway)", "Devil's Bridge"
Victoria Line
"Blackhorse Road", "Brixton", "Euston", "Finsbury Park", "Green Park", "Highbury and Islington", "King's Cross St Pancras", "Oxford Circus", "Pimlico", "Seven Sisters", "Stockwell", "Tottenham Hale", "Vauxhall", "Victoria", "Walthamstow Central", "Warren Street"
WCML - Birmingham Branch
Waterloo - Weymouth
"Ashurst New Forest"
"New Milton Station"
Waterloo-Weymouth Line
"Branksome", "Holton Heath", "Parkstone", "Pokesdown", "Poole"
Waterloo-Weymouth line
Welsh Marches Line
"Church Stretton", "Craven Arms"
West Coast Main Line
"Acton Bridge", "Cambuslang", "Harrow and Wealdstone", "Hartford", "Kilburn High Road", "Motherwell", "Newton", "Oxenholme", "Preston Railway Station", "Uddingston", "Warrington Bank Quay", "Watford Junction", "Wigan North Western Railway Station"
West Coast Mainline
"Adderley Park", "Apsley", "Berkhampstead", "Birmingham International", "Bletchley", "Carluke", "Cheddington", "Coventry", "Crewe", "Hampton in Arden", "Hartford", "Kings Langley", "Lea Hall", "Leighton Buzzard", "Lockerbie", "Marston Green", "Milton Keynes Central", "Norton Bridge", "Rugby", "Shieldmuir", "Stafford", "Stechford", "Tring", "Winsford", "Wolverton"
West Highland Line
"Ardlui", "Arisaig", "Arrochar and Tarbet", "Banavie", "Bridge of Orchy", "Connel Ferry", "Corpach", "Corrour", "Crianlarich", "Dalmally", "Falls of Cruachan", "Fort William", "Garelochhead", "Glenfinnan", "Helensburgh Upper", "Loch Awe", "Lochailort", "Locheilside", "Mallaig", "Morar", "Oban", "Rannoch", "Roy Bridge", "Spean Bridge", "Taynuilt", "Tulloch", "Tyndrum Lower", "Upper Tyndrum"
West London Line
"Kensington (Olympia)"
West Wales Line
"Ferryside", "Gowerton", "Kidwelly", "Llanelli", "Pembrey and Burry Port", "Swansea"
Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line
"Albrighton", "Bilbrook", "Codsall", "Cosford", "Oakengates", "Shifnal", "Shrewsbury", "Telford Central", "Wellington (Shropshire)", "Wolverhampton"
district and circle line
"High Street Kensington"


(Why are colours being added to data. This is tagging for the renderer which is not desirable. These objects dont have a "colour". The colour for rendering should be up to the person producing the render based upon the factual data of the object. blackadder 18:21, 6 November 2009 (UTC))

This is looking cool, but you absolutely shouldn't be including colour information in here. That's mixing rendering and data. The OSM database is for data alone.

If someone designing a rendering wants to know what the corporate colours are for a given TOC, they should look it up on Wikipedia or similar freeform reference work - not OSM, which is for geographic data only. --Richard 18:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I added this to the table after noting that many services already have this tag - and at least for services where a specific colour exists for that particular service as opposed to the operator, it seems to make a lot of sense. I agree that the case for including operator colours is less definite, but that's why there's this talk page. Initially I was updating the table to document what already exists, as it was woefully out of date. It then occurred to me that the colours seen in (for example) Cardiff and Birmingham areas should also be noted, hence the colour column. --CunningPlan What's on your mind? 18:52, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
But where do these colours exits on the ground? blackadder
I have commented the offending section out, and put a note on the page to direct people here. Hopefully we can have a proper discussion about it rather than simply revert and ignore each other. Apologies if my replies seem a bit slow, my internet connection is playing up.
As to where they exist on the ground, in the case of colours for a particular service/route (what OSM calls relation=route, type=train), numerous posters and signs. In this respect I was documenting what is already in use: Look at the color tags on trains north of Cardiff or through Birmingham if you like, I did not add them. Like I say, the case for TOC-specific colours is less strong, but that for service/route-specific colours is significant. --CunningPlan What's on your mind? 19:46, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
I think you need to differentiate between colours used incidentally, and colours widely recognised to have a strong association with that line. I can almost see a small case for tagging the (London) Circle Line with tfl:colour=yellow, for example. Certain parts of the signage, and some tilework, are consistently in that colour, have been for many years, and consequently people use it to navigate. Tagging it with an unnamespaced 'colour' does not provide any context - it might just as well be talking about the colour of the rails! (That said TfL's lawyers will come after our collective ass if you take their colours and put them in OSM. Believe me, I've encountered them before.)
But there is absolutely no way that, say, the Cross-City Line should be tagged in (say) blue just because some 1990-vintage maps that happen to be hanging round in a few knackered old 150s and 323s showed it in blue. You go to 100 people at Birmingham New Street and say "can you tell me when the next blue line train is, please?". I guarantee that not a single one of them will have the faintest idea what you're on about.
Note also that OSM's lingua franca is British English. 'color' is just wrong. --Richard 11:34, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

(unindent) There is something in what you are saying, but the 'unnamespaced' tag is not an issue - it is in a relation, and therefore related to the route/service (whatever you prefer to call it) and not the physical infrastructure it runs on. Either way, I repeat, I was documenting what exists, not making non-consensus suggestions. The fact that these color tags exist and have not been reverted means there is some community support for them, right? --CunningPlan What's on your mind? 11:50, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

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