4.1.5. Add attributes to transport items Railways

General rules for drawing railways can be found in section 3.12.2. Rules for adding attributes to railway items, General rules for adding attributes to railways, see section 3.12.2. Rules for adding attributes to railway items.

Names of stations in Russia are taken from open sources with TP-4 priority.


Stations whose records list “Export” or “Transhipping” as the type should not be drawn on YME.


Text of Fare Manual (Ministry of Transport #4): Ticket price manual #4 (Book 1. Ticket price differences between railway stations.


  • If the official names differs from the name that is used in reality (i.e. in commercial schedules, itineraries, signage, etc.), then enter the name that is actually used for the “official” name and enter the official name in the item card under the “also known as, historical” type.

  • If the map item doesn't have an official name (in TP-4), then enter the name that is actually used in the official field.

  • Write official names of railway stations that end in numbers (Perm-2, Povarovo-3) using Arabic numerals; enter any alternate names that include Roman numerals in the item card using the “also known as, historical” field.

You can not draw railway stations on military bases and "closed cities" overseen by Rosatom and the Ministry of Defense (see section 3.1.4. Forbidden locations).

General rules for assigning types to railway stations can be found in section Type.

Draw stations that are not functioning but still exist as Non-passenger stations.

If stations that are closed or have been excluded from the Ministry of Railways Fare Manual or the list of Russian railway stations have been demolished (meaning that rails were removed, tracks were dismantled, passenger platforms were destroyed, etc.), then do not draw these stations and delete any previously drawn ones from the map.


Text of Fare Manual (Ministry of Transport #4): Ticket price manual #4 (Book 1. Ticket price differences between railway stations. Naming railway stations

General rules for naming can be found in section Name.

Use the Type + Proper name format for railway stations (sidings, platforms, stops, block posts, and station parks).

Enter cardinal numbers for station names rather than ordinal. For example: 100 km, not 100th km.

For example: Losinoostrovskaya Station, Moscow-Passazhirskaya-Yaroslavskaya Station, Beloozerskaya Platform, 100 km Stop, Yuzhny Block Post, Perovo Park A Station).

Attention. For commonly-used and repeated terms that are part of the proper names of stations, you “must” use the following abbreviations in the For caption on map field.
  • Passazhirskaya — “Pass.”
  • Sortirovochnaya — “Sort.”
  • Tovarnaya — “Tov.” Rapid transit

General rules for drawing and adding attributes to rapid transit stations can be found in section 3.13. Transport: rapid.

Metro lines on Yandex Map Editor can not be edited.

If necessary, you can add an explanation in parentheses to names of exits from rapid transit stations:

  • (closed)
  • (entrance closed)
  • (exit)
  • (elevator).

If you add an explanation to the name of a rapid transit station, then follow these rules:

  • Enter the official name of an exit to match the name of the station in the format [proper name + type].

    For example: Park Kultury Metro.

  • Enter the caption name in the format [proper name + explanation in parentheses].

    For example: Park Kultury (exit).


You can only add an explanation to exits from rapid transit stations that don't have numbers. If the caption name for the exit includes a digit or other number-letter ID (the “exit number”) then you should not enter an explanatory note. Aviation transport

For general air transport attribute rules, see section 3.15. Transport: air.

You can determine the type of air transport by referring to the State Register of Civil Airfields of the Russian Federation.