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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2021, 06:47:41 pm »

Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal is 792m from first to last ramp end. Unused by public portions not included in that measurement.

As regards not being being used by public foot passengers does that mean that staff platforms, parcels platforms, Motorail platforms etc. aren't/weren't platforms?
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2021, 07:46:11 pm »

Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal is 792m from first to last ramp end. Unused by public portions not included in that measurement.

As regards not being being used by public foot passengers does that mean that staff platforms, parcels platforms, Motorail platforms etc. aren't/weren't platforms?

That would be an act of choice on your part. No definition is guaranteed to be the only correct one.
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« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2021, 08:02:47 pm »

No definition is guaranteed to be the only correct one.

Agreed - though I do know some people who only think there are two ways - their way, and the wrong way ... but this takes us off topic.   I could name some of them, but none of them is conspicuous by their presence on the forum  Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2021, 09:54:15 pm »

I have found it difficult to think of nominations. When I am using an unfamiliar station I usually find out the platform I need, follow the directions to it, but by the time I am on the train I have forgotten entirely the number of the platform from which I have just departed.

None of the stations I use regularly (Goring, Reading or Guildford) has a platform I would nominate as notable, nor any of the stations I pass through between them. At Paddington it's the roof not the platforms that are notable.

As it appears that there's flexibility in the nominations, can I nominate the ex-Eurostar platforms at Waterloo? OK again its partly the roof, but I though they did a good job shoehorning them in, and it was such a shame they went unused for so many years after St Pancras opened.

The other possible source of nominations, put into play so that those more familiar with them can actually nominate their best platforms, are those three fine grand northern stations York, Newcastle Central and Carlisle Citadel. I don't know Hull Paragon, but from what I have seen on TV it might also generate one too. 
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