3.13.1. Rules for drawing rapid transit items

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

Special drawing rules apply to light-rail transport systems.

Below you'll find:

3.13.1.1. Rules for drawing rapid transit line sections

When drawing rapid transit line sections, you must adhere to the following rules:

3.13.1.1.1

Techniques for drawing and editing rapid transit line sections are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all linear items on YME (see these sections):

3.13.1.1.2

A rapid transit lines schematically represents the entire route covered by that mode of transport.

You should only mark branches if the route number/name does not change.

Attention.

Don't draw map items that represent detailed track arrangements or rings used for u-turns.

Don't draw any additional rapid transit line sections that are not publicly available (such as service tracks that connect different branches, depots and access tracks to them).

Use railway, tram track, and motorway items to draw detailed track arrangements, (depending on the type of transport).

3.13.1.1.3

Don't draw metro lines on Yandex Map Editor that are under construction.

3.13.1.2. Rules for drawing rapid transit stations

When drawing rapid transit stations, you must adhere to the following rules:

313.1.2.1

Use placemarks to represent rapid transit stations. Don't draw underground or ground-level station maps.

Techniques for drawing and editing rapid transit stations are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all places items on YME (see these sections):
3.13.1.2.2

Rapid transit station placemarks represent the stations themselves, as well as the stops that the transport vehicle makes there.

Put a placemark on the rapid line opposite the terminal or main exit. If these elements don't exist or it's hard to determine where they are, then put the placemark at the approximate geometric center of the station.

3.13.1.2.3

Place rapid transit stations directly on the rapid transit line that they relate to. The green arrow in the drawing points to a station that was placed correctly; the red arrow — an incorrectly placed one:

3.13.1.2.4

Draw polygons representing metro station (including those under construction) as Territory items of the Transport type:

3.13.1.2.5

Don't draw metro stations or exits that are under construction, in the planning stages, or abandoned.

You can leave metro stations and exits on the map that are temporarily closed for reconstruction; don't delete them.

3.13.1.3. Rules for drawing exits at rapid transit stations

When drawing exits from rapid transit stations, you must adhere to the following rules:

3.13.1.3.1

Put placemarks at the exits to rapid transport stations. Don't draw station exit maps.

Techniques for drawing and editing exits from rapid transit stations are similar to the techniques for drawing and editing all places items on YME (see these sections):
3.13.1.3.2

You should not draw exits from cable-car and funicular stations that operate at ground level.

If a station is wholly or partly located underground or has a fenced off perimeter that can only be accessed by passing through a turnstile, then put placemarks of the “Exit of rapid transit station” type at the sites of all actual exits to the city: at station pavilions, exits from underground passageways, entrances/exits from fenced off perimeters, etc.

3.13.1.3.3

If a station is located at ground level and the perimeter is not fenced-off, then put the "exit" at approximately the same location as the station itself.

You can put two exit placemarks on the map if the station platforms are located on different sides of the road intersection:

If the entrance and exit to a station lobby or pavilion are separate from each other (for example, they may be on opposite sides of the pavilion), then you can create separate placemarks for the entrance and exit.

For example:

In this case, you can use the “(exit)” annotation in the “For caption on map” field for the exit name. You can not use “entrance” as an annotation.

3.13.1.4. Rules for drawing light rail transit items

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.

Attention.

Whether or not a specific transport system should be categorized as a rapid tram or light metro is decided on an individual basis.

3.13.1.4.1. LRT systems

Draw LRT systems as rapid transit items (lines, stations, and exits from stations). Furthermore, rapid transit lines are duplicated by items of another category — tram lines.

Note.

Also draw tracks as typical tram rails (if they are allowed to be mapped according to YME rules). These include tram interchanges, and rings used for u-turns (see section 3.14.1.1. Rules for drawing sections of tram lines).

3.13.1.4.2. Lines in an LRT system

Lines in an LRT system should be drawn twice:

  • As rapid transit lines: draw the lines smoothly, with no sharp turns or bends.

    These lines represent the route that vehicles within that transport system travel and should not strictly correspond to the actual course of the path:

  • Draw tram lines in accordance with the mapping rules for regular tram lines (see section 3.14.1.1. Rules for drawing sections of tram lines):

3.13.1.4.3. Stations and stops

Draw stations and stops within LRT systems as rapid transit stations. Put the placemark directly on the rapid transit line in the approximate geographical center of the station. See also section 3.13.1.2. Rules for drawing rapid transit stations.

3.13.1.4.4. Station exits

If an LRT station is located at ground level, then put the "exit" at the approximate geometric center of the station itself.

If a LTR station is located underground (wholly or partly), then put placemarks of the “Exit of rapid transit station” type at the sites of all actual exits to the city: at station pavilions, exits from underground passageways, etc.