According to the talk page
the use of name=* key on a public transport route is considered an abuse
(unless the route has a real name). However, without abusing the name tag, the
life is difficult for both the mapper and the user. Consider the following
There are, in total, 27 different variants of the line in the real world (2
directions times 2 sets times 2 different branches with multiple short runs all
under the name East Rail Line), mapped with different combinations of from=*,
to=* and via=* keys. Without abusing the name tag users have difficulty
selecting the correct service, for example in JOSM and OsmAnd.
How should we cope with the situation like this?
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