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1. Route Type

1.1 Select the route type "City" if the route passes within the same city
  1. 1.1.1 You should also choose the route type “City” if the route passes only within one or several small settlements that are part of a larger city. Or connects them with this larger city.
1.2 Select the route type "Suburban" for routes with a distance of up to 50 kilometers inclusive between the boundaries of settlements that the route unites (the boundaries are determined by Google Maps)
1.3 Select the route type "Intercity" for routes with a distance of more than 50 kilometers between the boundaries of settlements that the route unites (the boundaries are determined by Google Maps)

2. Cities

2.1 It is allowed to specify only those cities in which limits the route makes stops (city limits are determined by Google maps)
  1. 2.1.1 Exception: If the route stops near a metro station which belongs to a specific city (for example, Moscow), but actually located outside of it (for example, in Krasnogorsk), it is allowed to add the city to which the metro system belongs in the Cities text field.
2.2 If the city in which the route stops is not available on the site, you can apply for its addition by messaging us in FB group or email at support@wikiroutes.info or create it by yourself (only for level 2 and 3 users)
2.3 For each route type it is necessary to specify cities in the order in which the route passes through them. The first and last should be those cities in which the route begins or ends.
2.4 If a route of any type passes through the territory of a settlement that is part of a larger city, it is a priority to include both these settlements to the "Cities" field if they are present in the list of cities on Wikiroutes.

3. Transport type

3.1 Given the choice between a bus or a minibus refer to the classification established in this city. Or follow the principle: bus provides fringe benefits, minibus — does not.

4. Number

4.1 For city routes
4.1.1 Number of the route in the format displayed on the Destination sign or at stops. For example: 4, 99A
4.1.2 If there is a letter in the route number after the digits part, it is indicated with a lowercase (small) letter without a hyphen. For example, 16a, 99b, 155h
4.1.3 For subway and monorail lines specify the name if any. Otherwise use the line number. For example: South Island Line
4.1.4 For routes that do not have numbers (for example, routes to shopping malls), you must specify n/a (terminal stations). For example: n/a (Metro "Kashirskaya" - Market "Gardener")
4.1.5 If there is a duplication of the routes numbering within one city, in the "Number" field you should indicate in brackets the reference points that allow to understand the distinctive feature of this route. For example: 3 (MKAD), 22 (Zabki).
4.2 For suburban and intercity routes
4.2.1 The route must be named by the first and last city between which the route runs. For example: Berlin - Paris
4.2.2 If the route number exists, the first and last city are indicated in parentheses. For example: 465 (Berlin - Paris)
4.3 It is forbidden to change the number (name) of the route on Wikiroutes
4.3.1 The rule applies to absolutely all routes, including inactive, one-day, temporary, etc.
4.3.2 For each number (name) there must be a separate route;
4.3.3 If the number (name) of the route has been changed it is necessary to mark the existing route as inactive, and create a new route with the new number (or edit the route with the same number (name) if it already exists in the database);
4.3.4 The rule applies to all changes in the route number. Even for changes like 21a -> 21k;
4.3.5 Note: we remind you that you can quickly create a new route based on the existing one by clicking on the "Gear" button on the page with new route edit.
4.3.6 Exception: The rule does not apply to situations when the officials change the city routes numbering on a large scale. For example, route number changes from "13k" to "13" or vice versa; suburban route number changes from 2-digit to 3-digit "20" -> "201".

5. Transit agency:

5.1 The name of the carrier (public transportation) company. It is desirable to indicate the name together with the legal form (SOE, LLC, etc.). The name and number of the park or depot serving the route can also be indicated in brackets after the name of the transit company.
5.2 If there are several carriers on the route, they are separated by commas.

Examples: LCC “Avtotor”; SOE “Gorobschtrans” (1st bus fleet); MOE “Razdvatrans” (tram depot Tramvaeva).

6. Active days

6.1 Mode of route operation (daily, weekdays, etc.).
6.2 If route operates only during rush-hours or, for example in the summer, it also should be mentioned here.

Examples: daily; on weekdays during rush-hours; Fridays and at weekends; at weekends from May to October.

7. Fare

7.1 If the fare differs in some cases, for example, when buying a ticket at the kiosk / from a driver or paying in cash / with a credit card, indicate the rate for a single trip when you pay in cash.
7.2 If the fare depends on the distance (i.e. tariff zones), then if the number of zones is small (no more than 3), the fare is indicated one by one using slash (/); if the number of areas exсeed 3, the fare is indicated as a range with dash (-).
7.3 If the maximum or minimum fare is unknown, it is possible to use “from ...” or “up to …”.
7.4 If there is a discount for tickets (e.g. for children), indicated only the full fare.
7.5 Please note that you do not need to write currency in this field — it will be inserted automatically.

Examples: 23; 30/35/40; 20 - 50; 28; 73.

8. Availability

8.1 Route span in HH:MM - HH:MM (24-hour format. Instead of 24 write 00).
8.2 Operating time usually means the time interval between the departures of a first and last vehicle from terminus (example: the first bus departs from terminus A at 06:15 and the last — at 00:17; the first bus departs from terminus B at 05:30 and the last at 23:35. Then the route’s operating hours will be 5:30 - 00:17).
8.3 If there is a break during operating hours (e.g. works only during rush-hours), you should separate the timetable and write it in two rows.
8.4 If the departure time of the first/last vehicle from terminus A and B differs a lot (by 30 minutes or more), the operating time can be specified separately for each terminus on a new line.

Examples: 05:30 - 00:30; 07:00 - 21:00; 07:00 - 10:00, 16:00 - 19:00; from subway station “Vokzalnaya”: 06:00 - 22:15, from Dobrolyubova Street: 07:00 - 23:15.

9. Schedule or frequency

9.1 The headway is specified in minutes or hours.
9.2 If there are a small number of trips per day on the route with long or unequal intervals, you can specify the departure schedule, but only from the first and last stops.

Examples: 24 minutes, 5 - 15 minutes, 3 hours, "South: 6:24, 8:04, 9:49, 15:11, 17:25"

10. Itinerary

10.1 The sequence of streets along which the transport runs (with a dash).
  1. 10.1.1 For suburban and inter-city routes it is allowed to indicate only settlements or settlements + streets.
10.2 Bridges indicated at will, but it is good to indicate the squares if transport changes the line or the street when driving through them.
10.3 If forward and reverse directions overlap, the itinerary should be indicated in the form: Pushkin Street (back: Chekhov Street) - Leo Tolstoy Street

Example: (Griboyedov Street - Communal Bridge - Lenin Street - Lenin Square).

10.4 For off-street transport (metro, trains, cable cars, funiculars, monorails, watercrafts, etc.) instead of specifying a sequence of streets, you must specify the sequence of stops.

11. Additional info

11.1 Note the distinctive features or peculiarities of the route.

Examples: The driver never gives the change

12. Color

12.1 You can set the color of the route only if it is the official color of the route indicated on the website of the transit agency.
12.2 The only source of color for the route may be the official site (textual color information or a route map).

13. Payment method

13.1 Choose from the list the ways you can pay for travel or travel cards accepted on this route.

14. Transport classes

Transport class – the size of the vehicle in terms of capacity: the total number of seating and standing places. For example, the generally accepted classification in Russia and other European countries is 5 classes:
  • Microbus: 9 - 12 passengers
  • Minibus: 12 - 40 passengers
  • Midibus: 40 - 70 passengers
  • Standard: 70 - 110 passengers
  • Articulated: 110+ passengers
Some classes are global, and some are available only in the US and Brazil. Also there are 2 additional classes: double-decker and coach (long-distance).

15. Characteristics

Characteristics (route tags) – special features of the route, for example, night route, low-floor bus, availability for people with disabilities. In the case of long-distance routes: the availability of wi-fi, drinks, phone charging, WC and so on.
Criteria for choosing route characteristics:
  • air conditioning - air conditioning in the transport
  • TV - TV (individual or shared)
  • snacks and drinks - possibility to order food and drinks during the trip
  • stewardess - service staff on the route (checks tickets, serves food and drinks)
  • bicycle rack - transport equipped for carrying bicycles
  • socket - public socket with a typical plug and voltage for the region (220/110 volts)
  • USB-charging - the jack for connecting the cord (or the cord itself) for charging portable equipment
  • toilet - toilet
  • wi-fi - Wi-Fi network with Internet access in the vehicle
  • night - a route that operates only at night (for example, from 00:00 to 05:00)
  • summer - a seasonal route that operates only in the warm season (for example, from spring to autumn)
  • winter - a seasonal route that operates only in the cold season (for example, from late autumn to early spring)
  • school - a route designed for students only
  • low-floor - transport, having a low floor layout, which excludes the need to climb stairs to enter the salon
  • accessible for persons with reduced mobility - equipped with a device for carrying disabled people (ramp or lift)
  • electric bus - bus that operates of electric batteries
  • BRT - bus rapid transit - method of organizing a bus (or trolleybus) communication, characterized by higher performance characteristics than conventional bus routes (speed, reliability, carrying capacity).
  • LRT - light rail transport, a regular high-speed extra-urban type of urban passenger transport.
  • sightseeing - bus tours around the city, tourist route, sightseeing.
  • ecotransport - an eco-friendly vehicle with a reduced amount of harmful emissions: electrical, hydrogen, natural gas
  • driverless - driven without a driver, autonomous
  • express - route with a minimum number of stops
  • online reservation - users are required or strongly advised to book the transportation ticket online ahead of time (instead of buying the ticket at ticket counter or at the station/in the vehicle when boarding the transportation)
  • premium transportation - More comfortable but more expensive service, especially when compared to other similar services of same type (for instance, bus/commuter train with all seating spaces with wider and more comfortable seats that charge more than other bus/trains that run on a similar routes)
16.1 In order to confirm the data and accelerate the moderation process you should provide a link to official sources and/or leave a comment.
16.2 A big request from the administration: please, provide links as accurate as possible and if necessary, add a comment, where to look for information. Sometimes this process takes too long.

17. Active or not

17.1 If the route exists and operates, do not specify anything.
17.2 If the route is cancelled or suspended some time mark the checkbox