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« on: September 22, 2021, 11:24:44 am »

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OK - I thought she was emailing me about some platforms that are really worth a special mention.  I give you:
* Wemyss Bay for its beauty
* Pilning for the latent opportunity it offers
* Gloucester for its length
* Penryn for its novelty
* Birmingham New Street for the unwelcoming cavern in which the platforms are situated.
* Dilton Marsh for its potential
* Arnos Grove for the centre turn back example that could be replicated at Chippenham
* Waterloo for its superiority as a connectional and travel hub above all others
* Melksham for it's shear darned usefulness for the people near where I live
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 06:44:26 pm »

Cold callers don't always get such considered responses.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 06:47:51 pm »

Not forgetting platform nine and three quarters at kings cross, little used but important for some special services.

And Waterloo East, with the rare though not quite unique lettered rather than numbered platforms.

And Nunhead, reputed to be the highest above sea level in London, and with views across much of London. Also has a view of the former broadgage towers.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 07:21:53 pm »

Can't believe nobody's yet mentioned Elton John's platforms.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 07:53:58 pm »

The concept of a "Platform 0", such as at Cardiff Central, which to my sense of logic suggests no platform at all.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 09:05:00 pm »

Elton John immediately followed by "no platform at all" has my mind singing Bowie's Queen Bitch. If you know the song, you'll understand way, but whether you do or don't, just be thankful you can't hear me!
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2021, 09:11:15 pm »

I hear there is a lot of "no platforms" at our universities now !
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2021, 09:50:42 pm »

Let's try some more

North Workington for the speed of construction
Harrington if you have the hump
Wimbledon Staff Halt if you're feeling short
Malvern Link because it's so normal that it's notable for that
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2021, 11:07:04 pm »

Sandhurst - for having completed extending the platforms in March 2020, but still not having any longer trains stopping at them!
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2021, 08:25:55 am »

Blackpool Central for having the greatest number of platforms to close at once. Fourteen, in November 1964.
Yeovil Pen Mill for its single loop line with platforms either side.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2021, 08:55:13 am »

Cheltenham Spa before the platforms were extended after bay platforms were removed, for having platforms too short for full-length trains - long trains had to pull up twice (I wonder how many passengers were confused by his arrangement).
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2021, 08:57:08 am »

Derby platform 7 for being signposted as such, but not being passed for passenger trains.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2021, 09:00:22 am »

Derby platform 7 for being signposted as such, but not being passed for passenger trains.

Platform 2 at Bristol Temple Meads ... and are their signs at Salisbury for Platform 5?
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2021, 12:31:35 pm »

I'd nominate Platform 2 at Montpelier, for being completely intact but almost completely invisible.
Or Platform 14 at Bristol Temple Meads, from where the little-known Pigmoles Express departs (hauled by No 5051 Pigmoles Hall)
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2021, 03:14:18 pm »

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