Talk:Bay platform

Add topic
Active discussions
WikiProject Trains / Operations (Rated Stub-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Trains, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to rail transport on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion. See also: WikiProject Trains to do list and the Trains Portal.
 Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
Associated projects or task forces:
 
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the Operations task force.

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 218.102.110.227 (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)