Talk:Tag:amenity=bus station

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Bus stations are normally larger than just a node, so can we have this as an area too? Smsm1 22:46, 27 July 2007 (BST)

Agree. Pretty much anything that can be a node can also be an area. Frankie Roberto 23:04, 27 July 2007 (BST)


Should I tag on a bus-station several nodes with "highway=bus_stop" or should I tag several times "amenity=bus_stop" at the different places were the different bus-lines stop.--KartoGrapHiti 13:49, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Original Discussion/Voting

Currently we have a map feature for a bus stop, but, as far as I can, tell not the more significant feature of a bus station.

I already independantly use amenity=bus_station so I think this is a must-have addition. Ewmjc 02:54, 19 September 2006 (BST)
What is the difference between a bus stop and a bus station ? FredB 22:02, 29 September 2006 (BST)
A bus station consists of several bus stops, usually allowing people to travel in every direction they want. I suggest adding this feature as Node/Area. Wollschaf 22:25, 29 September 2006 (BST)
A "bus stop" would be a place on a particular bus route where the bus regularly stops to pick up / drop off passengers. A "bus station" would usually be a terminus where many routes stop / start, and where you can change between routes, etc. Dmgroom 23:47, 29 September 2006 (BST)


voting now closed - and amenity=bus_station transferred to Map_Features

  • I approve this proposal. Dmgroom 21:16, 29 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. Welshie 21:24, 29 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. Wollschaf 22:25, 29 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. FredB 22:55, 29 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. MikeCollinson 23:08, 29 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. jonc 08:42, 30 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. nickw 11:31, 30 September 2006 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. David.earl 14 October 2006
  • I approve this proposal. --EdoM (Parliamone) 11:28, 13 July 2007 (BST)

Unclear meaning

Currently intended meaning is unclear, it fits two cases

  • intercity bus station (routes between cities, importance comparable to railway=station)
  • terminus highway=bus_stop (routes within city terminate and start here, minor importance, importance lower than railway=halt)

while in my experience tag is used only in the first case Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:54, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm not certain why a city bus station, where several different local bus lines originate and transfers take place, would be less important than a railway=halt - that may be true in your area, but many developing countries have extensive bus systems with quite large stations for city buses, and lack rail transport entirely. Also, the similar tag railway=station can be used for urban rail stations as well as intercity train stations, so it's logical that amenity=bus_station is also for different types of bus stations --Jeisenbe (talk) 05:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
If we agree that the tag is suitable for both, inter urban and extra urban bus stations, additional qualifiers for the details could make sense, allowing for combinations would also be required. —Dieterdreist (talk) 09:42, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I suppose one could use bus_station=* as with station=* for railways, but perhaps this information is already available by checking for route=bus relations which have the station as a member? If the routes end in other cities, then it's an intercity station? --Jeisenbe (talk) 11:41, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, with "complete" data you can find out a lot, but often we do not have all those details like routes for public transport. It is much easier (and usually earlier) that you want to map a bus station as the point where you map the individual bus routes to other cities. You can also find out whether a station is a subway station or a railway station by looking at the routes, still the tag has some success.--Dieterdreist (talk) 13:56, 11 September 2019 (UTC)