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Station list, and other thoughtsEdit

I'm not sure about the list of stations with bay platforms. It is by no means complete, and I doubt it ever could be (even if it was I don't know what value it would add). I would suggest deleting this section, and perhaps replacing it in due course with some examples of different types of bay platform (e.g. side-on, on the middle of an island, etc.).
Neither am I entirely sure that this should be a UK-only article. Bay platforms exist on most railways worldwide I would imagine, although they will have different names (especially outside the Commonwealth).
Alternatively, the whole subject could be subsumed into Railway station layout. What do people think?
Rushey Platt 18:37, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I agree that the list is pointless (no pun intended). Merge the article sans the list into Railway platform, making this a redirect. Philip J. Rayment 09:01, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I do not have a problem with a generic article about "Bay Platforms", but the idea of a list of them gives me nightmares. A few carefully selected examples will suffice. ALECTRIC451 01:17, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, it's been over 3 months since my first post, and time I reckon to delete the (incomplete!) list of stations with bay platforms. We already have an example (Rugby) that meets Alectric451's point - perhaps one or two other notable ones can be added.Rushey Platt 20:55, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok well to get this discussion started again then, can we suggest any features which might make a bay platform notable? For example I recall that several years ago I read about a platform at a station on the Merseyrail network which had previous been a through platform but which with the addition of back to back buffer stops effectively became two end-on bay platforms. Also perhaps Bedford station which had a bay platform created by digging out part of an existing platform, so that there was one "through" platform and a bay? Any other examples that people can think of?ColourSarge 16:40, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

MTR Po Lam — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:19, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Well what type of platform(s) is Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin and Alton?--I Like The british Rail Class 483 (talk) 20:40, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
All of those are terminal stations, they don't have through lines. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:03, 14 March 2021 (UTC)