Scotland Platform Lengths

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Legolash2o

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Hello,

Does anyone know where I can find the platform lengths for Scotland please? I can't seem to find them in the Sectional Appendix, either in the Table A diagram or General Instructions.

Thanks.
 
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

I can't seem to find a list of platform lengths in their either.
 

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You could have a look at getting a quail map, they show the platform lengths of stations aswell as show the various routes.

 
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I have those books and they're great but they don't contain platform lengths such as:
  1. Platform 1: 230m
  2. Platform 2: 180m
Usually they are in the Table A diagram but Scotland like to do things differently. :D
 

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I have those books and they're great but they don't contain platform lengths such as:
  1. Platform 1: 230m
  2. Platform 2: 180m
Usually they are in the Table A diagram but Scotland like to do things differently. :D
I believe the number beside each platform is the platform length (x20 metres)

Eg Glasgow Central platform 1 and 2 show a platform length of 14, 14x20 = 280m


Would definitely take a look at the link the poster below has shared though, as its very detailed!
 

Legolash2o

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I completely forgot about the Train Planning Rules. That had it all!

Thanks everyone.
 

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I believe the number beside each platform is the platform length (x20 metres)

Eg Glasgow Central platform 1 and 2 show a platform length of 14, 14x20 = 280m
Not necessarily x20m. It shows nominal number of vehicles that the platform can accommodate, but that depends on the normal stock there. A platform that can take 10 IET vehicles (260m) could theoretically hold 13 20m vehicles. It's all rather rough and ready, though, so knowing the official length helps.
 

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You could have a look at getting a quail map, they show the platform lengths of stations aswell as show the various routes.

Only a brave person would plan off what the Quail shows for platforms!
 

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Not necessarily x20m. It shows nominal number of vehicles that the platform can accommodate, but that depends on the normal stock there. A platform that can take 10 IET vehicles (260m) could theoretically hold 13 20m vehicles. It's all rather rough and ready, though, so knowing the official length helps.
Actually Peter is correct as it notes in the key that the number in circles are nominal 20m lengths. As Planner says though, not official (or particularly up to date) so shouldn't be used for much more that rough outline planning
 
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