There are some differences: Suburban stations are located in urban
areas, while local stations are located in rural areas. Suburban
stations typically have a higher number of passengers than local
stations. The most important difference: A suburban stations is
typically served by more trains per time interval and have a higher
number of passengers than a local station.
I meant to say there are no differences
between these two that are
important in terms of station dominance. (Sure there are differences,
but they are not relevant for the zoom level display thing we're
discussing at the moment, and neither for related things like search
In other words: I don't see any reason to treat two stations differently
only because one is inside town and the other one is not.
> Also, we'd need some way to differentiate Basel Bad Bf from
> Berlin/München Hbf from Ostbahnhof, København C from Nørreport. In
> of these examples, both mentioned stations have international
> but one is definitly to be displayed at a lower zoom level than the
This problem was also discussed on the wiki discussion page: http://wik
I proposed to tag both of those stations with the same category, but
use additional information like passenger=* to determine the most
important station within one category.
I don't think it's a good idea to
rely on data like this which is not
always easy to acquire (think of bus stations etc), and is probably not
measured the same way in different places etc.
I think even without knowing passenger counts we humans know quite well
how important stations are relative to another, we just need a good way
to store this information.