Whilst sat on a late running Scarborough bound train outside Malton station waiting for the York bound train to clear the station I wondered how many other stations have only one platform on a double track line. Malton is the only one I have seen. The timetable means that if the Scarborough bound train is more than a few minutes late then it clashes with the York bound train, and one of them has to wait for the platform. The platform is actually on the Scarborough bound side. Were there ever more platforms at Malton?