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Side platform

Railway platform with tracks along only one edge / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A side platform (also known as a marginal platform[1] or a single-face platform) is a platform positioned to the side of one or more railway tracks or guideways at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway.[2] A station having dual side platforms, one for each direction of travel, is the basic design used for double-track railway lines (as opposed to, for instance, the island platform where a single platform lies between the tracks). Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track.[3][4]

Side platforms with a pedestrian bridge between them

In some stations, the two side platforms are connected by a footbridge running above and over the tracks.[3] While a pair of side platforms is often provided on a dual-track line, a single side platform is usually sufficient for a single-track line.