I have a question about railway-related tags. You may know, tramways are tagged like this:
Now, there is a huge construction in our capital (Budapest) to make tramlines more connected. There is a bridge under which is very little space, and trams from both directions have to pass this short section under that bridge. They designed a gauntlet or interlaced track, which will be built. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauntlet_track
So the question is: shuld it be mapped as a single track?
Is there a proposed or already accepted tag for these kinds of track?
I would map them as two separate ways if it is impossible for trains to switch from one track to the other (so that logically they are independent, separate tracks which simply happen to overlap), and as one track only if one can change between them on both ends, so that logically the tracks are connected.
Thank you for answering me fast, I would go with your idea, you are right.
There is one in Kaufungen, Germany where trains and trams share a section of track, this is how i’ts mapped: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/311095438
Two ways very close to eachother, i think this is the best way to do it.
Mee too. The interlaced section in Helsinki on Mikonkatu is mapped this way. Something should be done mapping the tracks on Drottninggatan in Norrköping, Sweden since the tracks are interlaced between S:t Persgatan and Prästgatan.
The original question was on interlaced track on a bridge. As an example I give you the section between Haparanda station in Sweden and Tornio station in Finland with interlaced tracks including two bridges. The difference between the standard gauge and Finnish broad gauge is too narrow allowing three-railtrack-operation. If you map both different gauged tracks as separate tracks + bridge, the result is OSM showing two separate parallell bridges. So the problem with interlaced tracks on bridges remains unsolved.