3.13.2. Rules for adding attributes to rapid transit items

Rapid transit map items include metros and light metros, rapid trams, rapid buses, urban cable cars and monorails, urban funiculars, and other systems that transport passengers and do not run along city streets. Rapid transit items includes sections of rapid transit lines, lines in their entirety, stations, and exits from stations.

These 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 further on as LRT systems. Special drawing rules and attributes apply to LRT systems (see below).

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3.13.2.1 Rules for adding attributes to rapid transit line sections

The attribute panel for sections of a rapid transport line looks like this:

When you add attributes to sections of a rapid transport line, follow the rules that apply specifically to their attributes.

3.13.2.1.1. Part of

The “Part of” attribute indicates which specific rapid transit line a section belongs to.

If the rapid transit line was drawn earlier, then you can choose its name from the list. If the line was not drawn in earlier, then you must fill in the field manually (which creates a new rapid transit line):

After you save the item, the name of the line displays in the panel as a link that opens the entire line editing panel. Editing techniques for these composite linear items are described in section 2.6.2. Composite linear items.

3.13.2.1.2. Level (A) and Level (B)

Use this attribute so that intersections of rapid transit lines with other transport lines display properly when they are located on different levels (such as if one is on ground level and the other runs through a tunnel).

Enter values for the road level in the Level A and Level B fields — for the beginning (A) and ending (B) points of a line section:

Available values for levels:
  • “ground level” — if the lines intersect at ground level.
  • “on a bridge”, “on a bridge (+1)”, “on a bridge (+2)” — above ground level. For example, if a rapid transit line at an intersection passes over another rapid transit line, railway, or motorway on a bridge or as part of an interchange.
  • “In tunnel”, “in tunnel (-1)”, “in tunnel (-2)” — below ground level. For example, if a rapid transit line passes through a tunnel and intersects with another rapid transit line that passes through a tunnel at a different level.

3.13.2.2. Rules for adding attributes to rapid transit stations

The attribute panel for stations of a rapid transport line looks like this:

When you add attributes to rapid transport line stations, follow the rules that apply specifically to their attributes:

3.13.2.2.1 Rapid transit line

The “Rapid transit line” attribute indicates which specific rapid transit line a station belongs to.

For stations in light-rail transport systems, enter the lines or transport systems that they belong to.

If the rapid transit line was drawn earlier, then you can choose its name from the list. If the line was not drawn in earlier, then you must fill in the field manually (which creates a new rapid transit line):

3.13.2.2.2. Name

Enter station names for rapid transit in accordance with the general rules (see 3.1.3. Map item naming rules. Additionally:

  • Always enter the Caption name without including the map item type. For example:

    • official: Tyopliy Stan Metro, Biblioteka imeni Lenina Metro.

    • for caption: Tyopliy Stan, Biblioteka imeni Lenina.

  • For unofficial names (such as historical ones), you can choose whether or not to include the item type in the name. For example, you can enter either Izmailovsky Park or Izmailovsky Park Metro.

  • For stations (and station exits) in light-rail transport systems, you must enter the following:

    • Official name in format [type + proper name]

      Например: Solnechnaya rapid tram station.

    • Name “for caption on map” in format [proper name].

      For example: Sunny.

For example:

3.13.2.3. Rules for adding attributes to rapid transit stations exits

The attribute panel for exits from a rapid transport station looks like this:

When you add attributes to rapid transport station exits, follow the rules that apply specifically to their attributes:

3.13.2.3.1. Rapid transit station

The “Rapid transit station” attribute indicates which specific rapid transit line station an exit belongs to.

If the rapid transit station was drawn earlier, then you can choose its name from the list. If the station was not drawn in earlier, then you must create it first (see section 3.13.1.2. Rules for drawing rapid transit stations) and then enter the exits that belong to it.

You must enter the parent station for all station exits in light-rail transport systems.

3.13.2.3.2. Name

Enter exit names for rapid transit station in accordance with the general rules (see 3.1.3.1. Name types: general rules.

When entering exit names:

  • If the exits are not numbered and have no other identification, then enter the name of the station for the official and caption names.

    For example: official — Partizanskaya Metro, Upper Funicular Station etc., caption name — Partizanskaya, Upper Station.

  • If the exits are numbered (such as those at the Okhotny Ryad, Lubyanka, and other stations in Moscow), then enter the name of the station for the official name and the number for the caption names.

    For example: official Okhotny Ryad Metro, caption name — 1).

  • For station exits (and stations themselves) in light-rail transport systems, you must enter the following:

    • Official name in format [type + proper name]

      Например: Solnechnaya rapid tram station.

    • Name “for caption on map” in format [proper name].

      For example: Sunny.