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Old 17th Apr 2019, 13:50
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
I guess the problem with closed platforms is the different trains have different door positions.
Yes - not so much of an issue on a self-contained line with uniform rolling stock, but hugely challenging (at best) at a mainline station used by multiple rail companies with goodness knows how many different models of train.
Wouldn't be an issue if they'd introduced the idea 200 years ago (with manually-opening gates, obviously) but then we'd be stuck with some hugely suboptimal door spacing based on the lengths of the first open carriages...
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