Shortest station in the UK

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HSTfan!!!

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i'd a hazard a guess it might be gilfach fargoed on the rhymney line in the cardiff valleys...
 

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round here would be either Avoncliff or Dilton Marsh...there is the UKs shortest platform somewhere, I saw it in a picture...on a preserved line, was hardly 5 meters long!!
 

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The UK's smallest station is Damems on the Keighly & Worth Valley Railway.
 

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The platform at Damems is low too, so soap boxes are availible on the platform for passengers to board.
 

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Yea I was thinking Berney Arms on the Norwich - Great Yarmouth (via Reedham) line too...
 

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Ok... after some breif research I have the following platform lengths (in metres, listing the maximum length train that can use said platforms)

Organised by region we have:
Western
Dilton Marsh 15
Gilfach Fargoed 16

East Anglia
Berney Arms 18

London North Eastern
Havenhouse 34 48

Midlands
Llandanwg 23
Llandecwyn 22
Tygwyn 22

North West
Birkenhead North Platform 1 - 11 (125,128 others)
Aspartria 35 36 Additioal 137.8, 113.3 unlined
Llanfairpwll 36

Scotland
Duncraig 37
Attadale 40
Corrour 41

Southern
Battersea Pier Staff Halt 3
Durnsford Rd Staff Halt - Up Fast 27
Three Oaks 31

So the shortest mainline platform I could find would be Battersea Pier Staff Halt, with a length of 3m. The shortest passenger platform appears to be Birkenhead North, platform 1 with a length of 11m, and the shortest station appears to be Dilton Marsh at 15m

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There is somwhere in Scotland which was featured in an episode off "trainspotting" a whille back. This madfe mention that Dilton Marsh was not the longest.
 

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Tonfanau, claims here to be 92m. I see no shorter stations in Scotland.

For the record I have taken all this data from Network rail information.

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Sugar Loaf halt on the HoW also has a very short platform. To give you a rough idea of how short, only one of the two doors on a 153 can fit in the platform.
 

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The one he refers to in Scotland is Beauly, one stop past Inverness. It did strike me as being very short when I passed through it.
 

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Sugar Loaf comes in at 21m, and as I said before, for some reason Beauly doesn't appear on the information I have.

Sorry

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Passenger trains do not use platform 1 at Birkenhead north AFAIK, in which case it would in fact be Dilton Marsh.
 
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On LUL, I'd say the smallest 'in service' platform is Canada Water on the ELL...
 

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On light rail, Queen's Road Depot staff halt on Metrolink has to be a contender for shortest platform...a high level platform the width of one of the double doors! Precise stopping is needed!

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I always thought it was Dilton Marsh as

A: It's a Request stop station
B: It's about a coach length long

what do you think?


HBA135
 

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isnt Falls of Cruachin (sp) quite short (on the oban line) because the guard only opens the back local door
 
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