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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2014, 01:48:33 pm »

A bit off topic but short platforms that are short.

I had not realised until this year's Tall Ships event that Falmouth Town station could only take two cars.

For the event the Maritime line ran two 3 car trains which could not stop at Falmouth Town station.

I believe this station is recycled as it was previously Perranporth Beach Halt on the line from Chacewater to Newquay.

That is correct, the station is indeed the former Perranporth Beach Halt platform. Its a pre-fab structure if you have a close look.

The only document I can find about the lengths of platforms isn't exact, and each station is colour coded for 0-50m, 51-100m etc.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDMQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.networkrail.co.uk%2Fbrowse%2520documents%2Frus%2520documents%2Froute%2520utilisation%2520strategies%2Fgreat%2520western%2Fgreat%2520western%2520rus%2520baseline%2520information%2F05.%2520stations%2520and%2520toc%2520depots%2Fplatform%2520lengths.pdf&ei=q2adVOfANKWu7gaRgIHgDg&usg=AFQjCNFfuGNWXzTZu937dbPVPUR01tYJgA
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2015, 01:50:31 pm »

The Timetable Planning Rules here:

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/Rules%20Of%20The%20Route/Viewable%20copy/roprhome.pdf

give the lengths for all platforms on the network in section 5.4 of each region's document.  All sorts of other fascinating information can be found in other sections.

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 04:33:29 pm »

Did another down 8 coach HST (High Speed Train) at Camborne the other day and All doors were unlocked (safely) without passengers being told to move back.

I had not realised until this year's Tall Ships event that Falmouth Town station could only take two cars.

For the event the Maritime line ran two 3 car trains which could not stop at Falmouth Town station.

The summer saturdays Falmouth - Paddington used to stop there in the late 70's but that was a different era and a different railway...


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