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Old January 26th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #681
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As for the city totals, stations with less than 10 tracks should be included, too. I.e. city A has only 1 station but with 14 tracks, while city B has 4 stations with 6-9 tracks each (and 1 station with 11 tracks, just to appear in the list at all ). So A would appear above B while city total of B in reality definitely is higher than A's.

Stations to include for the city totals:
München-Pasing - 9 platforms => Munich = 62
Frankfurt-Flughafen (Airport) - 7 platforms => Frankfurt = 50

Not sure about Frankfurt-Höchst (12 platforms, only 10 in use), as it's a hub and terminus for regional trains, but no long distance trains stop there.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 05:16 AM   #682
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As for the city totals, stations with less than 10 tracks should be included, too. I.e. city A has only 1 station but with 14 tracks, while city B has 4 stations with 6-9 tracks each (and 1 station with 11 tracks, just to appear in the list at all ). So A would appear above B while city total of B in reality definitely is higher than A's.

Stations to include for the city totals:
München-Pasing - 9 platforms => Munich = 62
Frankfurt-Flughafen (Airport) - 7 platforms => Frankfurt = 50

Not sure about Frankfurt-Höchst (12 platforms, only 10 in use), as it's a hub and terminus for regional trains, but no long distance trains stop there.
Case 1)
The city in question has a termini/mainline/international/main/central station with X tracks/platforms (if 10 more then we include it into the station list)

Case 2)
the city has a mainstation with LESS than 10 tracks ... up untill now nobody bothered to include them in the list.

Case 3)
a city has more than one main station ... total number of platforms of all termini/mainline/international/main/central stations are added to the City totals.

Case 4)
A city has aditional stations (other than the main stations) ... nobody cares about these.



Now this seems to simplify the matter .. or not!
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #683
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Hello,

It's the first time I see this interesting thread.
The list is giving Nürnberg Hbf only 11 platforms, but that is wrong!
It should be 22!
(See http://www.sporenplan.nl/)
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Old April 24th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #684
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Some pictures of NYC's main railway stations:
PENN STATION (ABOUT 65 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS

GRAND CENTRAL STATION (ABOUT 45 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS)


ATLANTIC TERMINAL (ABOUT 9 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS



HOBOKEN TERMINAL (ABOUT 13 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS
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Old April 24th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #685
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Old April 25th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #686
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Nice to see this thread is still alive! (I started it!) Might need some more charts ...

This always was a diifficult subject.



Southern Cross Melbourne has Platforms 1-16.



Platforms 1 & 2 serve standard (1435 mm) gauge trains; as well as Broad gauge (1600mm): the rest is broad gauge.



Platforms 2-7 are divided into "2A" & 2B", etc. They're the same platform, but typically two trains will be lined up on them end to end. The outermost train will be scheduelled to arrive last & leave first. In some instances there are points half-way up the platform to enable the train at the rear to by-pass the train in front of it. This was sort of a measure of desperation: passenger traffic doubled here in about five years. Presumably the blue signage will eventually disappear (purple for regional/intercity, blue for metro/suburban).





Platform 8 is "8A" & "8B", as above, but also, "8S", "S" indicating "South". Passengers can walk right down the platform, but trains can't, since the trains from 8S run onto a centre track between 8 and 9.

Platforms 9-14 are used (on my count) by 999 trains on a normal weekday, " suburban" or "metro" according to your fancy, which operate up to nearly 70 km outside of town. Actually a few dozen more, plus the regional trains, on 13 & 14. "Connex" have lost the contract and the system has now been rebranded "Metro Melbourne".





Platforms 15 & 16 are currently being constructed, to serve regional and inter-city trains.


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Old April 28th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #687
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My local, big rail terminal. Manchester Piccadilly...

14 Platforms +2 for metrolink.

22 Million passengers ish

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Old April 29th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #688
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Amsterdam Central Station

250.000 passengers per day, that means arround 92 milj. passenger per year.

http://www.stationsweb.com/station.a...on=Amsterdamcs
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Old April 29th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #689
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Stockholm Centralstation 24 platforms
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Old April 29th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #690
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Guangzhou South Railway Station


I think this one or Beijing West is the biggest in terms of building/ complex size
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Old April 29th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #691
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I think this one or Beijing West is the biggest in terms of building/ complex size
Probably, Shanghai south as well.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #692
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28(!) platforms for high speed trains at Guangzhou South Railway Station. Now that's either overkill or the government is really optimistic on future HSR passenger growth.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 01:05 AM   #693
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28(!) platforms for high speed trains at Guangzhou South Railway Station. Now that's either overkill or the government is really optimistic on future HSR passenger growth.
Given that they're planning for 4 railway lines to terminate at Guangzhou South, 7 platforms per railway line sounds reasonable to me.

The 4 lines are as follows:

Guangzhou-Wuhan
Guangzhou-Shenzhen
Guangzhou-Zhuhai
Guangzhou-Foshan
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Old May 1st, 2010, 05:46 AM   #694
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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:57 AM   #695
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Given that they're planning for 4 railway lines to terminate at Guangzhou South, 7 platforms per railway line sounds reasonable to me.

The 4 lines are as follows:

Guangzhou-Wuhan
Guangzhou-Shenzhen
Guangzhou-Zhuhai
Guangzhou-Foshan
Is that enough? There will more new lines to the western provinces.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 07:07 AM   #697
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Guangzhou-Wuhan will be extended to become the Guangzhou-Beijing line. The South East Coastal line (Shanghai-Shenzhen) will also be extended to terminate in Guangzhou South.

There's also the Guangzhou-Chengdu via Guiyang line plus the Guangzhou-Nanning-SE Asia line on the drawing board.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 01:35 PM   #699
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Birmingham City Centre actually has currently 18 main intercity platforms not 12 (obviously excluding metro, with New Street 13, Snow Hill 3, Moor Street 2 soon to become 4, there are actually five city centre stations but only three are intercity/national)

If Birmingham Grand Central gets the go-ahead and Moor Street becomes part of Birmingham Grand Central, the city will have 29 national platforms within the next ten years (New Street 13, Snow Hill 6, Grand Central ~10).

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=929492&page=4
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1017523

Just wondering with some of the other cities, is that including local/regional rail? If so it would give London a ridiculous number of platforms and UK cities like Birmingham and Liverpool a lot more too
Termini = stations in wich train services START/TERMINATE (it can be a single halt with 1 track and 1 platform)
Central = main stations that serve as hubs in a great scale ...

Platforms at "simple" comuter rail stations are not counted in the grand total per city.



sidenote: Cities like London , Lisboa and some others have that thing special to them ... lot's and lot's of terminal stations.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 05:37 PM   #700
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Given that they're planning for 4 railway lines to terminate at Guangzhou South, 7 platforms per railway line sounds reasonable to me.

The 4 lines are as follows:

Guangzhou-Wuhan
Guangzhou-Shenzhen
Guangzhou-Zhuhai
Guangzhou-Foshan
that will count just a tiny part of the passenger flow, once the HSR network is formed, u can take high speed train to most cities in China
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