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Title: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: grahame on August 13, 2022, 02:16:55 pm
Research ...

1. What is the MAXIMUM walking distance between platforms at the SAME station (main network and  or underground) - now or historic.  And, yes, provide plenty of examples; I am not looking for an absolute record

2. What is the MINIMUM walking distance between the platform(s) at DIFFERENT stations (main network and  or underground) - now or historic.  And, yes, provide plenty of examples; I am not looking for an absolute record here either.

My starters
- Platform 1 to low level platforms at Glasgow Central
- Watford Junction DC lines to St Albans Abbey platform
- Kings Cross / St Pancras - some awful long walks there!

- St Budeaux Victoria Road to St Budeaux Ferry Road
- Culrain to Invershin
- Embankment to Charing Cross


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 13, 2022, 02:32:02 pm
One of my favourites is Shipton on the Cotswold Line.  Probably not a record holder, but you have to walk a third of a mile to get between the two platforms.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: rogerw on August 13, 2022, 03:05:46 pm
Dorchester West to Dorchester South. One third of a mile and two busy roads to cross


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: PrestburyRoad on August 13, 2022, 03:18:02 pm
Category 2: Catford and Catford Bridge.  Walking distance about 100 yards, and it was possible to get tickets that required the passenger to walk that walk, for example a ticket from Bellingham to Lewisham.  Also famous for Geoff Marshall's YouTube video about two stations between which it it not possible to buy a ticket.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: JayMac on August 13, 2022, 05:52:12 pm
Category 2 doesn't say anything about locales.

So. Penzance to Wick. They're DIFFERENT stations and the MINIMUM walking distance between them is 793 miles. Google Maps suggest this will take 11 days to walk - non-stop.

That walk may be preferable to the bulk of the journey being on a CrossCountry Voyager!


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: grahame on August 13, 2022, 07:59:08 pm
Category 2 doesn't say anything about locales.

So. Penzance to Wick. They're DIFFERENT stations and the MINIMUM walking distance between them is 793 miles. Google Maps suggest this will take 11 days to walk - non-stop.

That walk may be preferable to the bulk of the journey being on a CrossCountry Voyager!

It depends if you're looking for the overall minimum across the country of individual minimums between two stations.  Here is another candidate.  Long time since I was there - can't recall if there was a short cut over the fields.

(http://www.wellho.net/pix/tynwalk.jpg)



Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on August 14, 2022, 08:11:16 am
Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line to Elizabeth Line is a surprisingly long walk at present. Not a permanent situation, of course.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: ellendune on August 14, 2022, 08:41:18 am
Manchester Piccadilly main concourse to the through platforms 13/14.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Mark A on August 14, 2022, 08:57:22 am
Oops, not quite what was asked... but last time I checked, end of the platforms at Glasgow Central to the station front was a comparable walk to the one from the Glasgow Central station frontage to the dramatically improved Queen Street.

Mark


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Mark A on August 14, 2022, 09:02:31 am
**- Kings Cross / St Pancras - some awful long walks there!**

Depending on where you're heading, there are (slight) shortcuts. For e.g. underground to St Pancras Southeastern Trains platforms, identify the exit from the underground that takes you out of the station to the pavement outside St Pancras's eastern flanking wall and then head along that and you're there.

If you're heading for the Midland Main Line, I'm so sorry.

Mark


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Mark A on August 14, 2022, 09:08:54 am
The various bits of Stratford (London) station generally, newcomers are worst afflicted as they're likely to have to retrace their steps several times while they get the hang of the station.

And if you're heading for the 'International'* platforms then if you're lucky you get to walk through a whole shopping centre.

*No international trains. Also, there's a single through line that enters at the west end of the station box, takes off onto a viaduct, curves and exits stage left. *Noo* idea what that's about.

Mark


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Electric train on August 14, 2022, 09:20:43 am
Paddington Platform 16 to Platform B (Elizibeth Line) 


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: rogerw on August 14, 2022, 10:29:51 am

*No international trains. Also, there's a single through line that enters at the west end of the station box, takes off onto a viaduct, curves and exits stage left. *Noo* idea what that's about.

Mark

This is probably the line to the depot at Temple Mills


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: TonyN on August 14, 2022, 11:22:32 am
Dorchester West to Dorchester South. One third of a mile and two busy roads to cross

And a market to negotiate if you choose the wrong day. I was making a dash from West to south one day in order to get to Pool for a steam charter to Weymouth. My arrival at west was delayed leaving me about 5 minutes and I found the car park between the two full of people and hazards like racks of clothes on sale.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: TonyN on August 14, 2022, 11:30:38 am
Wigan North Western to Wigan Wallgate is another example of no fares available between the two.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Surrey 455 on August 14, 2022, 01:23:16 pm
The various bits of Stratford (London) station generally, newcomers are worst afflicted as they're likely to have to retrace their steps several times while they get the hang of the station.

It is a horrible layout. I often have to retrace my steps. Good luck finding the well hidden unsignposted toilets.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: froome on August 14, 2022, 04:08:06 pm
Research ...

1. What is the MAXIMUM walking distance between platforms at the SAME station (main network and  or underground) - now or historic.  And, yes, provide plenty of examples; I am not looking for an absolute record



If SAME station means those named the same but in different locations, then I posted about Canary Wharf here a couple of months ago, when my walk from the Elizabeth line station of that name to the DLR station of that name took 40 minutes, due to complete lack of useful signage and not very helpful information from those who I asked. I suspect the actual distance is well over a quarter of a mile, maybe nearly half a mile, but no direct route or anything remotely like it between the two, so probably at least 10 minutes to walk (though the one person who offered an opinion on this told me it would take 3 minutes, which I'm sure could not be the case).


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Surrey 455 on August 14, 2022, 06:39:49 pm
Research ...

1. What is the MAXIMUM walking distance between platforms at the SAME station (main network and  or underground) - now or historic.  And, yes, provide plenty of examples; I am not looking for an absolute record



If SAME station means those named the same but in different locations, then I posted about Canary Wharf here a couple of months ago, when my walk from the Elizabeth line station of that name to the DLR station of that name took 40 minutes, due to complete lack of useful signage and not very helpful information from those who I asked. I suspect the actual distance is well over a quarter of a mile, maybe nearly half a mile, but no direct route or anything remotely like it between the two, so probably at least 10 minutes to walk (though the one person who offered an opinion on this told me it would take 3 minutes, which I'm sure could not be the case).

Google Maps suggests a walking time of 6-7 minutes (Although that is probably entrance to entrance).
https://goo.gl/maps/32oAXuvmA6AvPAXH9


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Robin Summerhill on August 14, 2022, 06:57:20 pm
Birmingham New Street to Moor Street is one that absolutely flummoxed me a few years ago

60 Years ago I knew the way; 20 years ago I knew the way. Now the Council has redeveloped virtually everything in between, and at one point I ended up walking through a department store  ;D
Finally I found a passing street sweeper and he pointed me in the right direction...


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: ChrisB on August 14, 2022, 07:04:58 pm
Huh? Out of the front of the station to the road, turn left in front of Boots, walk on till Moor Street appears across the road, and cross it. 5-7 minutes, undulating.


Title: Re: Walking distance between platforms.
Post by: Robin Summerhill on August 14, 2022, 07:56:21 pm
Huh? Out of the front of the station to the road, turn left in front of Boots, walk on till Moor Street appears across the road, and cross it. 5-7 minutes, undulating.

That was in 2018 when my glaucoma was not as bad as it is now, when I was beginning to find out what I thought I could see and do and what I actually could see and do, were two different things



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