Stop Area Referential


Stop areas permit to represent the crossing points and spots that are served by a transport offer.

There are 4 Types of stop areas:

Groupe of Stop Places (GSP) It is a place with national or international visibility (cities, stations, airports etc). It includes places with shared characteristics. Potentially, it is multi-modal, multi-line, multi operator Examples: Angers, Orly airport (Orly Ouest together with Orly Sud), all the stations of Paris

Stop Places (SP) It is a place including one or more spots where vehicles can stop in order to load and unload passengers and where passengers can wait for the vehicles or planning their trip. Potentially, it is multi-modal, , multi-line, multi operator and can have one or several mono-modal stop places. Example: Paris Montparnasse

Multimodal Stop Place (MSP) An area that is able to include boarding and access areas with common features. Potentially, it is multimodal, multi-line, multi operator Example: Paris Montparnasse station

Quay (Q) It is a specific place, such as a platform, a waiting, drop-off or pick-up area in which the passenger can wait, enter and exit vehicles in one direction. It is multi-modal, multi-line, multi operator Example: Paris Montparnasse station, platform n8

Consult the Stop Areas

You can see the stop areas created in “Stop Area Referential” of each Workgroup.

For each stop area, ID, Name, Registration number, Status, Zip code, City, Area type are displayed.

From the Stop area list, you can filter the content in different ways:

  • Their name

  • Zip code

  • City

  • Area type

  • Status

Managing Stop areas

For each Stop area the star wheel of every Stop area allows to launch the accessible actions (see, edit stop area).

To create a new area you should fill in the template with all necessary information and to submit them.


In this block of the form, you have the possibility to indicate the information on the identification of your stop area. You fill in the name of the stop area and there is a possibility to have the name of a stop area in different languages. To add the name in another language, fill in the field with the corresponding flag.


You have to choose the Category for your stop area: “commercial” or “non-commercial”. The commercial category is chosen by default.

Also you have a possibility to define the Type of stop area (Quay, Multimodal Stop Place, Stop Places, Groupe of Stop Places). The “Quay” area type is chosen by default.

Once the Type is defined, it can’t be possible to change it by edition.

You can choose the Parent for your stop area from the drop list, writing down the name or the code of the stop area you want to be the Parent.

A Parent is a stop area whose hierarchical type is higher than your stop area and to which it is attached (often in the same geographical area).

Ex: stop area type Quay : Station - Amargosa, has as Parent stop area type Multimodal Stop Place : Railway station - Amargosa Valley.

The Parent that you choose for your Stop area must have the Type area higher than the Type of the stop area that you create.


At the creation the Stop area has Status “In creation” by default. You can change the status to “Activated” or “Deactivated”.

The Status can be changed at creation and at edition of Stop area. If a stop area becomes useless, you can deactivate it.

Each stop area must belong to a Stop Area provider. If your workbench has only one stop provider, it will be selected automatically.

Otherwise, you can create other providers in the “Stop area referential” - "Stop Area Providers".


You can create a Referent stop for one or more other stop areas. Any stop can be associated to a reference stop, which will be proposed in the dedicated block when you edit your stop area.

Also, you can define an imported stop area as a Referent for one or more other stops.

When consulting the stop area referential, you can filter the stops by Referent or not.

When you consult:

  • A stop area associated with a Referent stop, you can access its referent directly.

  • A Referent stop, you can see all the associated stop areas in the "Specific stops” block (and access them directly).


In the Location block, you can enter the geographical coordinates of your stop area and, if necessary, the address at which this stop area can be found and the time zone of its position.


In the Usage block, you can add information on the service time of your stop area and its fare code. You can also indicate a web page associated with this stop area.


In the Accessibility block, you can enter various information on the equipment present at your stop area. You can enter information such as equipment for passengers with reduced mobility, the presence of audible and visual equipment, etc. You can choose the “true”, “false”, “partial” or “unknown” status for each of these devices. If this information is not provided, the “unknown” status is automatically chosen. A “Description” field is available in case you wish to add more information.


In the Codes block, a public code or an external code can be added to the stop area if necessary.

Custom fields

It is possible to add an additional section “Custom Fields” in stops, through a request to enRoute Support.

This part is used to add specific descriptive data on the stop in the form of a text, a list, a number or an attachment.

Configure Stop Area Referential

In the "Stop area referential" section, by clicking on the "Edit parameters" button, you have the possibility to define the information that is displayed for each stop area during its selection in the whole Workgroup.

This selection takes place in particular:

  • in the stop area editing

  • in the route editing

  • in the stop area routing constraints editing

  • in the stop area providers editing

  • in search filters by stop (vehicle jour, stops, SARCs)

You can choose to display in addition to the name of the stop:

  • the area type

  • the local ID

  • the city zip code

  • the city name

  • the postal region (the INSEE code in the France/IdFM stop profile)

  • the country

In addition to the name, this information will be presented for each stop area in the selection.

In the Stop area referential parameters, you can also select the translations of the names presented in the referential. The “default” languages ​​will appear on the stop edition page. The others will be available in a field that will allow additional translations to be added.

In case of deleting a language in the referential, the corresponding translations will be hidden but not deleted.

When you add a stop area, you can fill in the default name field. The form directly displays the languages ​​selected "By default" in the parameters of the referential. The other languages ​​added in the parameters can be added one by one on the stop area page.

You can change translations of the stop area name by editing it. The form directly displays the languages ​​selected "By default" in the parameters of the referential. The other languages ​​added in the parameters can be added one by one on the stop area page.

Stop Area Routing Constraints

Routing Constraint Zone (RCZ) managed by Chouette allows to represent the specificities of offer associated to a like and route. Some restrictions based on the distance between the stop areas for example, are not easy to manage by this function.

Stop Area Routing Constraints (SARC) allow you to describe in stop area referential, that the passengers are “never” able to get on at the stop area A and get out at stop area B, no matter the line or route.

A constraint covers 2 stop areas. You can choose a commercial stop area of any type, not only the Quays, or if the both stop areas are forbidden in both ways or not.

A constraint between 2 stop areas is equivalent to the Routing Constraint Zones on all the routes passing by the two stop areas. The both stop areas can be not consequent in route, the restriction will be still valid.


  • with a constraint between A and B, on a route A, B, C, boarding on A prohibit the unboarding on B.

  • with a constraint between A and C, on a route A, B, C, boarding on A prohibit the unboarding on C.

When a constraint covers a stop area that has child stop areas (as GSP, SP, MSP), all the child stop areas are included in restriction.

You can see the list of Stop Area Routing Constraints in Stop area referential.

For each SARC the star wheel allows to launch the accessible actions (see, edit, destroy).

Stop Area Routing Constraints ca be filtered by:

  • stop area (filter is applied in both columns; for example, the search for “Nancy” will give the both lines that include Nancy, in first and second stop area)

  • direction (both ways/one way)

You can create a new Stop Area Routing Constraint by click on “Add”.


You choose two stop areas where you want to forbid the traffic. If you choose “Yes” for the option “Both ways”, the restriction will be applied for both ways.