Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 03/09/2015


Photo taken on March  5, 2015



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Gomshall Station - Surrey - 5.3.2015

Gomshall Station - Surrey - 5.3.2015
Not the most beautiful station in the world! It is on the line between Guildford & Redhill.

Rambonp, John Linton have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Rambonp
???! I only uploaded this rather boring pair of shots, because I belong to a group that has an interest in UK Railway Stations - whether they are architecturally interesting or not.
They only went into #NEW# by invitation.
If you think the image is GREAT!!! that's, well, great, but I suspect that your comment isn't entirely genuine!
2 years ago.
GrahamH
GrahamH
The offset platforms are an interesting aspect. Do know why?
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to GrahamH
It is not a very unusual formation. Another station I can think of is Rye www.ipernity.com/doc/philsutters/29380403
Even in London, Sydenham station has staggered platforms.
I don't know why they choose that layout. It could be the land that was available. I can't think of an operational reason for it.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
GrahamH has replied to Phil Sutters
I can't think of any in Australia. I have heard it discussed for a few places in Melbourne as a means of avoiding stopped trains blocking level crossings on busy roads.
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to GrahamH
I can see the logic of that. If the train stops before the crossing the chances are the signalling system would want the traffic held while passengers get off and on. If the train goes through and unloads beyond the crossing, the traffic can be allowed through as soon as the crossing is cleared by the train.
2 years ago.