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Wikidata:Property proposal/Indian Railways station code

Indian Railways station codeEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Descriptioncode to identify a railway station operated by Indian Railways
Data typeExternal identifier
Template parameter"code" in en:Template:Indian railway code (in en:Template:Infobox station)
Domainrailway station (Q55488)'s in India (Q668)
Allowed values[A-Z]+
Example 1Howrah Junction railway station (Q986105) → HWH
Example 2Gede railway station (Q5529666) → GEDE
Example 3Q16868931 → ASR
Example 4Bhagat Ki Kothi railway station (Q16971508) → BGKT
Sourcevarious Wikipedia articles and references from the Indian government as may be found regarding this property
Planned useadd this to items for stations (especially a great deal which only have sitelinks to urwiki)
Number of IDs in sourceas many as there have been railway stations in India—around 8,000, perhaps?
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Robot and gadget jobsnot yet, though this is surely possible
See alsoAmtrak station code (P4803), ESR station code (P2815), China railway TMIS station code (P1378)

MotivationEdit

The presence of this identifier is motivated by similar identifiers for the United States (Amtrak station code (P4803)), Russia/the USSR (ESR station code (P2815)), and China (China railway TMIS station code (P1378))—the three countries with national rail networks larger than that of India. Mahir256 (talk) 04:10, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

@Micru, Bodhisattwa, Geogast, Pigsonthewing, Mahir256:   Done: Indian Railways station code (P5696). − Pintoch (talk) 19:45, 22 August 2018 (UTC)