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Platform conflict: Wolverhampton 2015-04-08 SX 5.1.0 19/12/2021 at 09:40 #143007
Rocangus
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Hello! Playing through the Wolverhampton 2015-04-08 SX timetable, v. 5.1.0, I found a platform conflict between 1O30 ( P30670 ) and 9M59 ( P51251 ). Both trains are booked into platform 2 at Wolverhampton, 9M59 arr 19:31½ dep. 19:45, 1O30 arr. 19:39 dep. 19:41. I resolved this while running the timetable by sending 1O30 onto platform 3, the platform opposite the one it was booked.

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Platform conflict: Wolverhampton 2015-04-08 SX 5.1.0 02/01/2022 at 13:32 #143240
lukebriner
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Platform conflicts are common as stated many places elsewhere. The software used by the TT planners IRL does not always fine them and with various trains run "as required", a platform conflict is not uncommon. In real life the signaller has to deal with them. You should ideally keep passenger trains in their assigned platform to mimic real life where a late platform change would be not just a hassle for passengers but also a potential delay while waiting for everyone to be sent to another platform.

Freight or ECS is much more preferable to change platforms for.

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Platform conflict: Wolverhampton 2015-04-08 SX 5.1.0 02/01/2022 at 14:31 #143243
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lukebriner in post 143240 said:
Platform conflicts are common as stated many places elsewhere. The software used by the TT planners IRL does not always fine them and with various trains run "as required", a platform conflict is not uncommon. In real life the signaller has to deal with them. You should ideally keep passenger trains in their assigned platform to mimic real life where a late platform change would be not just a hassle for passengers but also a potential delay while waiting for everyone to be sent to another platform.

Freight or ECS is much more preferable to change platforms for.
Mails and Parcels were a bigger headache than passenger workings as there would often be a cavalcade of barrows lined up to put traffic onto the train or collect traffic from it. If there was a short-notice platform change it would be a major problem to shift all those barrows particularly if anything like barrow lifts had to be used to get them to the subway or bridge then back to platform level.

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