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New Street Platform Lengths 06/04/2014 at 09:43 #58481
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Unless someone else has already pulled something together, I'm planning to create some sort of summary of the New Street platform lengths using the Timetable Planning Rules document.
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New Street Platform Lengths 06/04/2014 at 10:58 #58482
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I can help with this, as I am a former platform supervisor at BHM. PM me if you want a hand.
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New Street Platform Lengths 08/04/2014 at 21:38 #58587
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In case people find it helpful, I thought I'd share a visual summary of platform length information that I have created for New Street. I've created this is in response to a shoutbox query at the weekend, and to try to make the information easier to understand.



Red indicates A platforms, Green B platforms, Yellow the middle section between the signals on the A and B platforms e.g. between 184 and 185 on platform 10, and Black the end sections e.g. between 162 and 163. Blue represents platform 4C.

Platform lengths are given in metres, with the gridlines at 46m intervals, which I estimate to be close to two typical DMU/EMU car-lengths (158, 170, 323, 220/221).

The platform lengths are taken from the Timetable Planning document, though I cannot guarantee consistency with the sim itself.

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New Street Platform Lengths 08/04/2014 at 22:04 #58589
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Wow, that's a really useful diagram and would be good for other sims as well, any chance of resaving it as a PNG / GIF and putting it on the Wiki?
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New Street Platform Lengths 08/04/2014 at 22:47 #58590
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Wow, that's a really useful diagram and would be good for other sims as well, any chance of resaving it as a PNG / GIF and putting it on the Wiki?
Can I just add my own thanks for this diagram, it's fantastic

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New Street Platform Lengths 09/04/2014 at 00:27 #58591
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I'd also like to chime in and say that despite working in a field where using graphs is very common, it's rare to see a graph that communicates this amount of information with no need for a description!
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New Street Platform Lengths 09/04/2014 at 16:54 #58624
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Brilliant work. Echo the comments about loading it on Wiki, will save alot of probs when running the sim.
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New Street Platform Lengths 09/04/2014 at 18:59 #58628
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" said:
any chance of resaving it as a PNG / GIF and putting it on the Wiki?
I've attached a PNG version in case someone wants to add to the Wiki (I don't think I have the relevant privileges).



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would be good for other sims as well
I think it would only really simplify the information where there are signals separating platforms on the same track e.g. Bristol; otherwise it's as easy to read a table? Which sims did you have in mind?

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New Street Platform Lengths 09/04/2014 at 19:12 #58630
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any chance of resaving it as a PNG / GIF and putting it on the Wiki?
I've attached a PNG version in case someone wants to add to the Wiki (I don't think I have the relevant privileges).
Did you register on here before 27/11/2011? If so, you already have a Wiki account with the same Forum details you had on that date. If you didn't, write a post on here asking a moderator for a Wiki account.

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New Street Platform Lengths 09/04/2014 at 20:37 #58631
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Thanks Steamer- I hadn't realised that. I've now updated the reference section in the Wiki.
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New Street Platform Lengths 09/04/2014 at 21:19 #58633
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I think it would only really simplify the information where there are signals separating platforms on the same track e.g. Bristol; otherwise it's as easy to read a table? Which sims did you have in mind?
As well as Bristol, KGX could be useful even just as a reminder for newcomers of the relative lengths of P9/10/11 (shorter) and P1/6 to the rest.

Thank you for adding the Brum one to the WIKI.

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New Street Platform Lengths 18/04/2014 at 18:46 #59085
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I've had a go at creating some more of these diagrams on a similar basis- see the attachments. The King's Cross version has grid lines at shorter intervals (41m) to represent two EMU car-lengths. Let me know if any of these are useful and I can upload them to the relevant wiki pages.
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New Street Platform Lengths 18/04/2014 at 19:07 #59086
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Incredibly useful, please upload them to the Wiki
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New Street Platform Lengths 18/04/2014 at 20:00 #59089
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Nice creative work, many thanks. As it's said, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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