What are the world's shortest and longest railway platforms?
#52811. Asked by doomed. (Dec 01 04 10:12 AM)
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UK Top: Bournemouth 720m (2362 ft)
Gloucester 624m (2047 ft)
From scouting the web it appears that Gloucester now claims the record as the longest.
Not sure about the Waterloo international ones.
State Street Center Subway, Chicago. 1067m (3500 ft)
Sonepur is 4th behind Kharagapur & Perth.
No info on shortest but there are "Halts" about (where trains now very very very rarely stop) on the UK network of about 20m length.
Parts of the Canadian & US network are "request stops" - i.e. you flag the train down and they'll stop - so have no platform.
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