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Platforms with given names?

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DaveF63

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Platforms with given names.
Other than 'Platform 3' are there any which have been given proper titles? Something like 'The Ena Sharples memorial platform'.
 
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Platforms with given names.
Other than 'Platform 3' are there any which have been given proper titles? Something like 'The Ena Sharples memorial platform'.
Platform 3 at Newhaven Harbour, better known as Newhaven Marine?
 

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Perhaps not quite why the OP is looking for but quite a few stations used to have things associated with them such as:

The Ticket Platform
The Fish Dock
The Parcels Bay
The Motorail Platform
 

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Waterloo (old station) had Cyprus and Khartoum sections, but not individual platforms.

I suspect there are a lot of a platforms with route or destination related names (the Looe platform, the St Ives platform...) but I am not sure those are what the OP has in mind.

Carlisle platforms 5 and 6 are names, or used to be
What are/were they?
 

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Carlisle platforms 5 and 6 are names, or used to be

They don't have names, they carry an advertisement above heavily promoting the lines that use them (Hadrians Wall line, Settle and Carlisle) but trains use them interchangeably. In fact there was a timetable period about a year ago where the Carlisle to Newcastle trains used the side the sign advertised the Settle to Carlisle line and vice versa
 

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Platforms 9 & 10 at Euston have been unofficially known as "The wood". I believe because, pre the 1960s rebuild of Euston, they were constructed of wood.

In Ireland, I recall Limerick Junction's bay platforms are named "XXXX bay" ("Limerick bay")
 

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Platform 7 at Nottingham was the Excursion Platform.
2C at Sheffield is the Dock, and you get a D on the stencil for it as well.
 
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Platform 4 at Grantham is/was The Western, I believe you still get a W in the approach theatre box from Notts
 

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What's the one at the far end of Manchester Piccadilly Platform 1 called? ISTR it being called either the 'Eastern Spur' or 'Eastern Bay'. Not sure if it counts as a platform as isn't for passenger use.
 

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I wonder if the southernmost platform (now disused) at Hull had a name? The one that was used for emigration traffic between Europe and the US?
 

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They don't have names, they carry an advertisement above heavily promoting the lines that use them (Hadrians Wall line, Settle and Carlisle) but trains use them interchangeably. In fact there was a timetable period about a year ago where the Carlisle to Newcastle trains used the side the sign advertised the Settle to Carlisle line and vice versa
Also somewhat amusingly both of the lines in question are non-electrified, but the big promotional sign is attatched to the support for the overhead electification.
 

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The Stanmore branch platform at Harrow and Wealdstone................but Belmont was all that was left when I rode it behind an Ivatt 2-6-2
 

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What's the one at the far end of Manchester Piccadilly Platform 1 called? ISTR it being called either the 'Eastern Spur' or 'Eastern Bay'. Not sure if it counts as a platform as isn't for passenger use.
I did a NR / emergency services training thing on there, location was called ‘Piccadilly Eastern Spur’, so yes Eastern Spur would be its name.
 

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My GF has a name for the platforms (both of them) at Queens Road Peckham but I shan’t repeat it here! Plus I’m not sure it’s quite what the OP was asking....
 

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My GF has a name for the platforms (both of them) at Queens Road Peckham but I shan’t repeat it here! Plus I’m not sure it’s quite what the OP was asking....

Funnily enough I once dated a girl (non-enthusiast, sadly), who also had a scathing opinion of Queens Road Peckham. What is it about that station...?
 

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Waterloo (old station) had Cyprus and Khartoum sections, but not individual platforms.

While not named individually, groupings were. Cyprus platforms were I think 1,2 (South or New station, 1878); Khartoum platforms were 16-21 (North station of 1885, demolished for Eurostar); 12 -15 were initially known as the Windsor line platforms but that seems to have been transferred to the North station, because of their use. The North station always seemed more airy and pleasant, perhaps less rushed than the main 1922 station and its (now pointless) loss was regretted by users like me!

WAO
 

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If I remember correctly, 2C's full name was the "Cattle Dock", or perhaps some other creature?
I thought that Sheffield's 2C was quite a recent (well, post nationalisation) development for local DMUs.

It would be rather odd to handle livestock 'on the hoof' via what is overall a passenger island platform (2-5).
 

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Funnily enough I once dated a girl (non-enthusiast, sadly), who also had a scathing opinion of Queens Road Peckham. What is it about that station...?

Strange isn’t it?! Apparently it’s desolate. I actually quite like it, it does have a certain feel of neglect and urban decay. South Bermondsey is another one I have a strange fondness for.
 

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It’s official name is the holding siding but everyone calls it the eastern spur.

What's the one at the far end of Manchester Piccadilly Platform 1 called? ISTR it being called either the 'Eastern Spur' or 'Eastern Bay'. Not sure if it counts as a platform as isn't for passenger use.
It’s official name is the holding siding but everyone calls it the eastern spur.
 
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