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Excuse me, excuse me! I'm squeezing in...

Excuse me, excuse me! I'm squeezing in...
Amsterdam Centraal has a bi-directional platform system. i.e. on each track/ platform, there are sections A and B, which allow passengers to embark on or disembark from two different trains at the same time, if needed. The two trains on the same track can depart towards opposite directions, or towards the same direction. Track switches between sections A and B allow the train behind the other one to get on an empty track and pull in front of the stationary train. Think of it like doing a "parallel parking." The operational efficiency is really very impressive.

Here in this photo, you can see one train is already on this platform, yet the switch allows a second train to pull into the same platform. I took this yellow train to the historic city of Hoorn.

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Chris 1971
Chris 1971
Amsterdam CS is what they call a double terminus with drive-through possibility...., the yellow triangle on the signal makes that possible, legislation-wise, together with some other signalisation uniquenesses for Amsterdam.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to Chris 1971
Okee, so that is the technical term... double terminus with drive-through capability. Very good.
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
unusual situation and the passengers add interest too
3 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to Rhisiart Hincks
Thank you Rhisiart!
3 years ago.
Perpension
Perpension
Great image of this very imposing engine!! Great no nonsense design. Best regards, Michael
3 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to Perpension
Thank you Michael! Greetings from Toronto.
3 years ago.