3.13. Transport: rapid

The “Rapid transit” category contains lines and stations in metro and light metro systems, rapid trams, rapid transit buses, urban monorails or cable cars, funiculars and other systems that transport passengers and do not run along city streets.

This category also may include transport systems, inner-city and suburban railway routes, and individual ground public transport routes if they meet the following requirements:

  1. They are located on the territory of a single locality or municipality or in the vicinity of one (not more than 50 km from the border of a locality or municipality)

  2. They run regularly and do not break during the day

  3. Trains run at fixed time intervals along a route and that interval does not exceed 20 minutes

  4. Stops are not made more frequently than once per kilometer

  5. Separate tracks

  6. Transport is faster along these routes than along similar routes that involve the same type of vehicle

  7. The line or route has a proper name (for example: Line 8, L1)

  8. The transport options are integrated into the city transport system (in particular, there is the option to pay using a unified public transport card).

The rapid transit items include light-rail transport systems (rapid trams and transport systems of the “light metro” type that are structurally similar to rapid trams). These will be referred to as LRT systems further in the text. Special drawing rules and attributes apply to LRT systems.

Rapid transit consists of the following components:
  • Sections of rapid transit lines that join to form a rapid transit line
  • Rapid transit stations
  • Exits from rapid transit stations

Rapid transit map items may also include platforms of rapid trams, metro systems, etc. (see section 3.12.1.3. Rules for drawing railway platforms).

For more information see sections: