3.13.1. Attribution rules for rapid transit lines

A rapid transit system includes metro (subway), light rail, high-speed trams and buses, cable cars and monorails, funiculars, and other off-street passenger transport. Rapid transit items on the map include rapid transit lines and sections of lines, stations, and exits from stations.

One of the types of rapid transit items is the light rail transit system (LRT) , which features high-speed trams and “light rail” (if it is built similar to high-speed trams). Special drawing rules and attributes apply to LRT systems (see below).

3.13.2.1 Attribution rules for rapid transit line sections

The attribute panel for rapid transit line sections looks like this:

When adding or editing attributes of rapid transit line sections, you need to follow the rules that apply specifically to these attributes:

3.13.2.1.1. Part of

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

If the rapid transit line is already drawn on the map, select its name from the list. To add a new line, fill in the field manually:

After the item is saved, the name of the line is displayed on the panel as a link that opens the line editing panel. Editing techniques for such composite linear items are described in Section 2.6.2. Composite linear objects.

3.13.2.1.2. Level A and Level B

Do not edit the Level A and Level B attributes for rapid transit lines.

3.13.2.1. Attribution rules for rapid transit stations

The attribute panel for rapid transit stations looks like this:

When adding or editing attributes of rapid transit line stations, you need to follow the rules that apply specifically to these attributes:

3.13.2.2.1 Rapid transit line

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

Each station must be linked to a line.

If the rapid transit line is already drawn on the map, you can select its name from the list. If the line wasn't drawn yet, create it first and then select it from the list:

Note. For each rapid transit line, indicate stations that belong to this line.

3.13.2.2.2. Name

Names are assigned to rapid transit stations in accordance with the general rules. See 3.1.3. Map item naming rules. Additionally:

  • The Caption for an item shouldn't include the item type regardless of the grammatical structure of the name. For example:

    • official name: Tyoply Stan station, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina station, Geroyev Dnepra station, Akademika Pavlova station, Mashinostroiteley station.

    • caption: Tyoply Stan, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina, Geroyev Dnepra, Akademika Pavlova, Mashinostroiteley.

  • Unofficial names (like historic names used in the past) may include the item type. For example, Izmailovsky Park, and Izmailovsky Park stationare both acceptable.

  • For light rail stations and exits, you must specify the following:

    • Official name in the format [type + name]

      For example: Solnechnaya high-speed tram station.

    • Caption in the format [name].

      For example: Solnechnaya.

For example:

3.13.2.3. Attribution rules for exits from rapid transit stations

The attribute panel for exits from rapid transit stations looks like this:

When adding or editing attributes of exits from rapid transit stations, you need to follow the rules that apply specifically to these attributes:

3.13.2.3.1. Rapid transit station

The “Rapid transit station” attribute indicates which rapid transit station the exit belongs to.

If the rapid transit station is already drawn on the map, select its name from the list. If the station isn't on the map yet, you need to create it first (see 3.13.1.2. Rules for drawing rapid transit stations) and then add the exits.

For each exit from a rapid transit line station, the parent station should be specified.

3.13.2.3.2 Name

The name of the exit from a rapid transit station is indicated only if it has a proper name, number, or other identifier; otherwise , do notcaption them.

Indicate the name, number, or other identifier of the exit as its “Official”name.

The “For caption on map” name type should only be used when an exit has an official name that needs to be shortened. This abbreviated name should be used as the caption.

Some examples of official names:

  • Numbered exit ─ 1.

  • Exit with a proper name — GMK Bulvarı, Ziya Gökalp Caddesi (some metro exits in Ankara have proper names).

  • Labeled exit ─ D1.

Attention.

1) The streets, addresses, and landmarks that an exit leads to (for example, exit to Andropova Avenue, Orbita Cinema, Kolomenskoye Nature Reserve , etc.), are not their proper names.

2) The exit's name, number, or identifier must notinclude:

  • — The name of the station the exit belongs to.

  • — The words “entrance” or “exit”.

  • — Any notes about the exit's current condition (for example, closed, under maintenance).

  • — Any info about the exit's features (for example, an elevator).