Rochester station roof

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This is a pretty new station, why didn't they build the roof to cover the whole platform length? Run out of money?
 
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This is a pretty new station, why didn't they build the roof to cover the whole platform length? Run out of money?

Very few stations have roofs over the entire length of the platform in the UK or on the Continent this is standard and is to get a balance of cost versus shelter space.
 

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Oh I see, you meant a canopy. Roof usually means the train shed or overall roof, covering the tracks as well, eg Bournemouth.
 

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The Up platform appears to have a roof for about 6 car lengths, which is quite a lot for an intermediate station. About the same as East Croydon.
London Bridge is very unusual in having almost full-length canopies, presumably to encourage people to move right down the platform!
 

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On a nice day some people might prefer to stand in the sun!
 

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There's a few shelters as well for other passengers. But the real issue is the huge wind tunnel the new station has become...
 

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There's a few shelters as well for other passengers. But the real issue is the huge wind tunnel the new station has become...
I knew the former station site/buildings well as a local BR manager. Rochester was always a windy spot, essentially on a viaduct or embankment next to a tidal river. The downside main buildings were demolished in the BR era even before my time so lack of shelter is nothing new.

I think that I've only been to the new station twice and can't really imagine it just now. Any chance of some pictures?

(I am struggling to understand how it can be both 'exposed' and a 'wind tunnel' at the same time. Surely a tunnel has to have sides and a roof?)
 

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Lots of new homes being built between the new station and river. This should act as a shield in future?

This shows them:
 
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