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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #541
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with reference to the last posting, are 2a & 2b like this (+++) represents a railway track, (___) the edge of a platform:

+<train>+++<train>++
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(2a)..............(2b)


or like this?


+<train>+++
___________

... (2a)
... (2b)
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+<train>+++
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Old May 16th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #542
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Like the first one. Here a full diagram of the tracks and platforms. (===) represents a railway track, (xxx) a platform. The trains can take off in both directions.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx platform xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
15a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 15b
14a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 14b
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx platform xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
13a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 13b
12a =========== ========== ========== ============ 12b
11a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 11b
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx platform xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
10a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 10b
9a =========== ========== ========== ============ 9b
8a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 8b
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx platform xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
7a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 7b
6a =========== ========== ========== ============ 6b
5a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 5b
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx platform xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
4a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 4b
3a =========== ========== ========== ============ 3b
2a ===<train>=== ========== ========== ===<train>=== 2b
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx platform xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
1 ===<train>===
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Old May 16th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #543
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I still don't see Rome Termini station in the big lists. It has 29 tracks according to wikipedia, and severs about 150 million passengers yearly.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #544
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A good effort here, by Wuppettjje above, in respect to Amsterdam.

Here's an equivalent for Southern Cross Melbourne.

Some comments.

The issue raised above, was, again, the definition of a platform. From the inclusion below, you can see that platform 8 is more or less three platforms ...



Arguably, in terms of the way this station operates, it has twenty platforms, and 22 when "15" & "16" are brought online ...

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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #545
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^ It's a good point. Maybe they can be identified as showing both. e.g. Platforms: 16 (22split) ?? This way it can be seen that there are 16 physical platforms, but in effect, 22.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #546
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I must have been over-tired above: for "twenty" read "22" and "22" read "24".
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Old November 12th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #547
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I don't think we have had any from Africa (forgive me if I have missed something), so I'll add Cape Town station with 24 platforms.

As you can see, all the tracks end here.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #548
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Does Grand Central serve trains other than Metro-North?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #549
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Does Grand Central serve trains other than Metro-North?
Not atm. With the east side access project though, LIRR will serve. And grand central will get 8 MORE platforms.


A coupe other missed ones in the Us

Washington DC Union 18
LA Union 14
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #550
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Does Grand Central serve trains other than Metro-North?
well it has a subway station connected to it the 4,5,6,7,7,and S


Largest station in the world with the number of platforms
GCT 44 platforms 67 tracks When the east side access is done it will have 48 platforms 75 tracks
Retail businesses 103 visitors 500,000 a day passengers 125,000 a day 94,249 m2


The busiest in North America is Penn Station at 600,000 passengers per day.



i know these both have malls.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 01:05 PM   #551
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The data for Buenos Aires is wrong...

Here is the most updated list


Largest Stations:

30 platforms or more (12)

52: Grand Central (New York)
48: Nord (Paris)
39: Munich Hauptbahnhof
38: Saint Lazare (Paris)
36: Est (Paris)
36: Montparnasse (Paris)
36: Waterloo (London)
33: Shinjuku (Tokyo)
33: Osaka/Umeda (Osaka)
32: Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
30: Tokyo Station (Tokyo)
30: Union Station (Chicago

25-29 Platforms (12 Stations)

29: Austerlitz (Paris)
29: Penn Station (New York)
29: Leningradskiy / Yaroslavskiy and Kalanchevskaya (Moscow)
29: Porta Romana (Milan)
28: Retiro (Buenos Aires)
27: Atocha (Madrid)
27: Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
26: Kings Cross/St.Pancras
26: Lyon (Paris)
26: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
26: Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
26: Zürich Hauptbahnhof
25: Sydney Central
25: Ueno (Tokyo)

20-25 Platforms (14 Stations):

24: Chamartín (Madrid)
24: Stazione Centrale (Milan)
24: Euston (London)
24: Tennoji (Osaka)
24: Kyoto
23: Howrah (Calcutta)
23: Victoria (London)
22: Liverpool Street (London)
22: Omiya (Saitama)
22: Bruxelles-Midi
21: Shinagawa (Tokyo)
20: Constitucion (Buenos Aires)
20: Porta Garibaldi (Milan)
20: Paddington (London)

15-19 Platforms (28 Stations)

19: London Bridge (London)
19: Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
19: Helsinki Central
19: Oslo Central
19: Perrache (Lyon)
18: Edinburgh Waverley (Scotland, UK)
18: Basel SBB & Basel SNCF
18: Saint Charles (Marseilles)
17: Once (Buenos Aires)
17: Yokohama
17: Shin-Osaka (Osaka)
17: Kazanskiy (Moscow)
17: Leeds City (UK)
16: Charing Cross/Embankment (UK)
16: Atlantic Terminal (New York)
16: Ogilvie (Chicago)
16: Glasgow Central (Scotland, UK)
16: Bern Central
16: Sendai
16: Sealdah (Calcutta)
16: Flandres (Lille)
16: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
16: Dresden Hauptbahnhof
15: Stratford (London)
15: Kurskiy (Moscow)
15: Southern Cross Station (Melbourne)
15: Rotterdam Centraal

10-14 Platforms (40 Stations)

14: Estacio de França (Barcelona, Spain)
14: Utrecht Centraal
14: Piccadilly station (Manchester)
14: Shibuya (Tokyo)
14: Shimbashi (Tokyo)
14: Kita-senju (Tokyo)
14: Chiba
14: Odawara
14: Luzern (terminal)
14: Berlin Lehrter Hauptbahnhof
14: Barcelona Sants (Spain)
14: 30th Street Station (Philadelphia, PA)
13: Greco-Bicocca (Milan)
13: Flinders Street Station (Melbourne)
13: Amsterdam Centraal
12: Santa Justa (Seville, Spain)
12: Kievskiy (Moscow)
12: Den Haag Centraal
12: New Street (Birmingham UK)
12: Newcastle (UK)
12: Kanayama (Nagoya)
12: Ofuna (Yokohama)
12: Altona (Hamburg)
12: Sants (Barcelona, Spain)
12: Bruxelles-Nord
12: Reading (UK)
12: Part Dieu (Lyon)
12: Millenium (Chicago)
11: Porta Genova (Milan)
11: Paveletskiy (Moscow)
11: Belarusskiy (Moscow)
11: Berlin Ostbahnhof (East-Station)
11: Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
10: Cadorna F.N.M. (Milan)
10: Berlin Nordkreuz/Gesundbrunnen
10: Olten (Switerland)
10: Federico Lacroze (Buenos Aires)
10: Iidabashi (Tokyo)
10: Moorgate (London)
10: Roma St (Brisbane)
10: Köln Hauptbahnhof
10: Principe Pío (Madrid)


City Totals for Main Terminii


213: Paris (France)
202: London (UK)
190: Tokyo (Japan)
97: New York (USA)
97: Milan (Italy)
95: Moscow (Russia)
75: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
74: Osaka (Japan)
61: Madrid (Spain)
58: Chicago (USA)
43: Berlin (Germany)
43: Nagoya (Japan)
39: Calcutta (Kolkutta) (India)
39: Munich (Germany)
32: Frankfurt (Germany)
31: Lyon (France)
29: Yokohama (Japan)
28: Barcelona (Spain)
28: Hamburg (Germany)
28: Melbourne (Australia)
26: Brussels (Belgium)
27: Karlsruhe (Germany)
26: Leipzig (Germany)
26: Zürich (Switzerland)
25: Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
25: Sydney (Australia)
19: Helsinki (Finland)
19: Stuttgart (Germany)
19: Oslo (Norway)
18: Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)
18: Basel (Switzerland)
18: Marseilles (France)
17: Leeds (UK)
16: Bern (Switzerland)
16: Lille (France)
16: Dresden (Germany)
15: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
14: Manchester (UK)
14: Luzern (Switzerland)
14: Utrecht (Netherlands)
14: Chiba (Japan)
14: Odawara (Japan)
13: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
12: Seville (Spain)
12: Newcastle (UK)
12: Birmingham (UK)
12: Den Haag (The Hague) (Netherlands)
12: Nagoya (Japan)
12: Yokohama (Japan)
12: Reading (UK)
11: Nürnberg (Nurenberg)
10: Brisbane (Australia)
10: Olten (Switzerland)
10: Köln (Cologne) (Germany)
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if you consider a city total for the 'main terminii' than you have to add brussels North, brussels South and brussels Luxembourg to the numbers of Brussels midi I guess..
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Old January 21st, 2009, 03:05 PM   #552
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Bruxelles Midi = Brussels South, or am I wrong? North and South are both listed, but 22+12 is 34 and not 26

Another mistake:
Listed Berlin stations are Hauptbahnhof (14), Ostbahnhof (11) and Nordkreuz (10), which sums up to 35, but Berlin total is listed with 43, so there's an 8 track station missing, but I thought only stations with more than 10 tracks are counted?
Also: if you count Berlin Ostbahnhof & Nordkreuz, you also have to count München Ostbahnhof (14), Frankfurt Südbahnhof (11), Hamburg Altona (? but >10)...

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 06:14 PM   #553
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Bruxelles Midi = Brussels South, or am I wrong? North and South are both listed, but 22+12 is 34 and not 26

Another mistake:
Listed Berlin stations are Hauptbahnhof (14), Ostbahnhof (11) and Nordkreuz (10), which sums up to 35, but Berlin total is listed with 43, so there's an 8 track station missing, but I thought only stations with more than 10 tracks are counted?
Also: if you count Berlin Ostbahnhof & Nordkreuz, you also have to count München Ostbahnhof (14), Frankfurt Südbahnhof (11), Hamburg Altona (? but >10)...
Berlin has a few long distance stations: Hauptbahnhof, Gesundbrunnen (not Nordkreuz), Südkreuz (Papestraße), Ostbahnhof, and Spandau (the 8 track station that was missing from the calculation). I guess you could also include Friedrichstraße, Zoooligscher Garten and Alexanderplatz, although ICE doesn't stop there...
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 07:59 PM   #554
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If only stations with >10 tracks are counted, you can't include Spandau (also not Zoo, Alex, etc).
Anyway, München-Ost, Frankfurt-Süd, HH-Altona, etc are still missing (all terminus, long distance & >10 tracks)
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How come there is nothing from China? Even Beijing South Railway Station alone has more 20 platforms,

From wiki;

"The enormous oval-shaped station was designed by the UK/Hong Kong architecture firm of Terry Farrell and Partners in collaboration with the Tianjin Design Institute.[4] It was built from more than 60,000 tons of steel and 490,000 cubic meters of concrete by 4,000 workers in less than three years. The glass ceiling is outfitted with 3,246 solar panels to generate electricity. The structure spreads out like a ray or trilobite and covers 320,000 square meters, more than the Beijing National Stadium's 258,000 m2.[5] Its 24 platforms have the capacity to dispatch 30,000 passengers per hour or 241,920,000 a year.[6] The 251,000 m2 waiting area can accommodate 10,000 passengers."
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How come there is nothing from China? Even Beijing South Railway Station alone has more 20 platforms,

From wiki;

"The enormous oval-shaped station was designed by the UK/Hong Kong architecture firm of Terry Farrell and Partners in collaboration with the Tianjin Design Institute.[4] It was built from more than 60,000 tons of steel and 490,000 cubic meters of concrete by 4,000 workers in less than three years. The glass ceiling is outfitted with 3,246 solar panels to generate electricity. The structure spreads out like a ray or trilobite and covers 320,000 square meters, more than the Beijing National Stadium's 258,000 m2.[5] Its 24 platforms have the capacity to dispatch 30,000 passengers per hour or 241,920,000 a year.[6] The 251,000 m2 waiting area can accommodate 10,000 passengers."
The list was posted in 2006. As China completes its rail network along with new stations I am sure that many Chinese cities will be on the list.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #557
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How come there is nothing from China? Even Beijing South Railway Station alone has more 20 platforms
Beijing South has 24 platforms. Only platform 18 to 24 are open currently, but platform 24 is rarely used. Other platforms are reserved for the Beijing-Shanghai high speed line and future conventional speed trains. Beijing South also has two metro lines (4 platforms, not yet open).

Beijing (Beijing's Main Railway Station) has 14 platforms (8 physical platforms) and 16 tracks, two of them are not served by platform. Beijing Subway line 2 serves the station (2 platform).

Beijing West has 18 platforms (10 physical platforms).

Beijing North (which was opened just one week ago) has 11 platforms (6 physical platforms). Beijing Subway line 2 and line 13, and in future line 4 next year, serve the station (7 platforms)
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I guess you could also include Friedrichstraße, Zoooligscher Garten and Alexanderplatz, although ICE doesn't stop there...
These are no long distance stations.
But Potsdamer Platz is a long distance station, because Veolia long distance trains stop there, but it is not > 10. Another long distance station is Lichtenberg, trains to Russia start there.
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10: Köln Hauptbahnhof
Köln Hbf has got 11 tracks with extra long platforms, so that up to three trains can stop per track.

Other long distance stations in Köln are: Messe/Deutz and Airport. Messe/Deutz is > 10.
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Largest Stations:
Where is the data for Dortmund Hbf, Essen Hbf, Duisburg Hbf and Düsseldorf Hbf? They are all > 10.
Düsseldorf has a second long distance station – Flughafen (Airport), but it is not > 10.
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