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Quite. Complying with DDRG regulations is very expensive. Any station that is refurbished now must be upgraded to comply with such regs...that's normally why many stations don't get upgraded!

Thats a good point but I was noticing at Stratford overground platforms yesterday that there is still a large gap between the platform and the train there and they have not that long been refurbished. Same at Cannonbury and Highbury.
 
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Thats a good point but I was noticing at Stratford overground platforms yesterday that there is still a large gap between the platform and the train there and they have not that long been refurbished...

Stratford's overground platforms were brand new when the service moved there. Is the gap not mainly due to them being curved?
 

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Spare a thought for us mugs trying to get our trolleys on/off at stations like this. Sometimes the ramp angle can be at something close to 40 degrees. Platform 1 at Newport and Platform 3 at Shrewsbury are two classic examples of this; Platform 3 at SHR being doubly so because the platform surface is at a wee bit of an angle too....
 

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Stratford's overground platforms were brand new when the service moved there. Is the gap not mainly due to them being curved?

Straight as a die. The gap isnt that big but you often see people struggle with the lightest of prams.
 
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