San Francisco BART platform height is about 960mm above rail. Additionally the in article discussion of the whys and hows of tube platform height isn't really suitable either, nor is the discussion of contradictions, nor are statemenst qualified by "probably".. Iranian platforms are 380 mm (15.0 in), 550 mm (21.7 in) and 760 mm (29.9 in). Between 2016 and 2020, platforms were again raised to 1,150 mm (45.3 in), and the unnecessary gap on trains were filled in.[7]. Coaster uses 22-inch (559 mm) platforms. Areas adjacent to broad gauge countries/regions, such as Xinjiang and Inner-Mongolia, are still equipped with low platforms. Platforms on the MTR are 1,250 mm (49.213 in) above the rail for the Tung Chung Line and Airport Express, collectively known as the Airport Railway. The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) meter gauge platforms are 1100mm. This has become the standard for all subsequent platforms and trains in NSW. These standard heights are 550 and 760 mm (21.7 and 29.9 in) . The platform edges are 12mm high, while Peco track is 3.5-4mm, giving a platform height of about 4 feet. [23] The Great Western Main Line, North London Line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and Great Eastern Main Line platforms will be mixture of 760 mm (29.9 in) (for intercity trains) and 1,100 mm (43.3 in) (for London commuter trains). Mini-high platforms have a short length of high platform (long enough for one or two doors), with an accessible ramp to the longer low platform. Some stations, or stopping points, already having 760 mm platform heights will keep the platforms at these heights. Eurostar at a low-level platform (Moûtiers). It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. Any platforms higher than 550mm called "high platform", any platforms lower than 550mm called "low platform". Over the years, raised platforms have become far more widespread, and are almost universal for high-speed express routes and universal in cities on commuter and rapid transit lines. The following are the essentials of a goods platform. All newly built platforms are 760 mm (29.9 in) high. Baykal ----- The Arlanda Express service has 1,150 mm (45.3 in) platform height with floor at platform level. The proposed 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) (Russian gauge) railways (e.g. Most other US commuter rail systems and other Amtrak stations have 8-inch (203 mm) low-level platforms to accommodate freight service, with mini-high platforms or portable lifts to reach the 25-inch (640 mm)-high floors of bilevel railcars. This is NOT about to change any time soon. Sweden using 580mm or 730mm. In New South Wales, by 2000, the platform step (the difference between the platform height and the train floor height) had been allowed to grow to a maximum of about 300 mm (11.8 in), which was uncomfortably large. Anyway, can anyone insert a referenced factual description, or give a reliable source for one. Full height platforms are also used at the station stops on subway/elevated systems in NY, Phila, Chicago, DC, Atlanta and Boston -- at a minimum. We feature beginner and advanced help on all model railroading scales, including layout track plans, model railroad product reviews, model train news, and model railroad forums. Whatever the reason, the cited Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency network statement is exhaustive on the matter and lists only two common platform heights: 550 mm, 265 mm. Worldwide, there are many, frequently incompatible, standards for platform heights and train … Please take a moment to review my edit. Korail adopted 550 mm (21.7 in) high platforms to operate KTX. As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. [15], The traditional platforms had a very diverse height as the nationwide railway network is a union of earlier railway operators. In Turkey, the standard platform height for commuter railways is 1,050 mm (41.3 in) and for mainline & high-speed railways it's 550 mm (21.7 in). As per IR P.WAY manual, the height of Platforms should be as under: The level of platform shall be as per various categories at the stations. [25] Once electrified, new Caltrain trains will be equipped for both 22-and-50.5-inch (559 and 1,283 mm) platform heights in anticipation of sharing facilities with California High-Speed Rail trains. Watch Queue Queue High Speed 2 is being built with a platform height of 1,115 mm, which does not conform to the European Union technical standards for interoperability for high-speed rail (EU Directive 96/48/EC). This video is unavailable. Sweden has generally 380 to 580 mm (15.0 to 22.8 in) platforms for mainline trains. There are two standard heights of platforms in Russia; they are 200 and 1,100 mm (7.9 and 43.3 in) above rail heads. 2 = Standard (minimum for prototype 2ft 9in). For Sydney's 2000 Olympics, new and altered platforms were designed to match the Tangara trains, which are 3,000 mm (9 ft 10 1⁄8 in) wide, leaving a platform gap of about 80 mm (3 1⁄8 in) and a step height close to zero. They have their own platforms and trains, which are incompatible with mainline platforms and trains, even if the Arlanda Express goes on a mainline. Any issue when working at height on and around trains can be made safe with the correct advice and product. That is a good height for suburban/city platforms, but 15mm is close to right for country Branchline platforms. Where both types share the same platform this can result in a step up or down. Firstly a google groups discussion is not a suitable source, even if linked, which it isn't. The most basic form of platform consists of an area at the same level as the track, usually resulting in a fairly large height difference between the platform and the trainfloor. This will vary of you use underlay. Watch Queue Queue. Re: Platform height. Israel Railways platforms fall in the range between 760 mm (29.9 in) to 1,060 mm (41.7 in) above top of rail.[5]. High-level platforms are also present at a small number of stations on other lines, including Worcester, Roanoke, Raleigh, and several Downeaster stations. Old railway platforms are usually less than 500mm (20 in) in height. That's it. But track-lifting leaves a dangerous gap between the platform and train footboard, endangering lives of thousands of passengers. Roncesvalles Avenue has rebuilt to include raised bump-out platforms from the sidewalk, and a similar treatment is planned for King Street through downtown, following the success of the King Street Pilot. You must consider the point of view of the observer and train operators when adding height … To install click the Add extension button. Model Railroader is the world's largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. The Adelaide Tram line has low platforms at almost all stops and operates almost entirely with low-floor trams which also have retractable ramps for street boarding where required by persons unable to step up. But most of the platforms throughout the network are old and thus out of standard. The proposed 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Indian gauge Indo-Siberian railways[note 2] platforms will be 200 mm (7.9 in) above rails. Most standard gauge non-JR commuter railways, such as Kintetsu Nara Line and Keisei Line, use 1,250 mm (49.2 in) platforms. Tram floors are at the same height, but have internal steps over the bogies. US Light Rail Metro level entry (with optional steps) floor heights appear to be about. Korail has a long-term plan to change platform standards to higher platforms; both KTX-Eum and EMU-320 are designed to use higher platforms. European Commission decision 2002/735/EC which concerns trans-European interoperability for high-speed rail specifies that rolling stock be built for operational suitability platform height of 840 mm (33.1 in) . This makes level boarding feasible at some stations (and boarding less of a hassle at stations with the lowest 200 mm (7.9 in) platforms). Good start for an article. Also, if everyone would be able to add details on their own countries, like what I did with Australia, eg 'we have high / low / whatever' type info, and a numeric figure if possible. • 4.6 metre zone for vertical transportation. Comments? A connected term is train floor height, which refers to the ATR height of the floor of rail vehicles. [1] The height of those on other lines (excluding Kowloon Southern Link and Shatin to Central Link) built by MTR is 1,100 mm (43.307 in) . An editor called Atlas (talk) 22:48, 12 January 2021 (UTC), Proposed merge of material from High-floor, Russian metro platforms and BART platforms, Platform height and train floor height by country, Repeated misinformation regarding Finnish platform heights,,,,,,,,, Railway platform height#US inter-city trains,,,,,,,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Vienna Ultra-low-floor tram platform and train floor height or step height, Paris Metro RATP line 2 new MF2000 car floor height, London Tube sub-surface and deep tube "compromise standard", British Rail third rail system platform height standard, British Rail platform height standard (High Speed 1 only), proposed heavy rail platform (after rail gauge conversion), most EU heavy rail floor height (except UK), EU heavy commuter rail platform (except in Baltic States and Finland), EU high platform heavy rail standard (not Baltic States, Finland, UK or NL), EU low platform heavy rail standard (not Baltic States, Finland, UK or NL), Iran mid-high platform heavy rail standard, traditional high platform heavy rail standard, proposed high platform heavy rail standard, heavy rail platform (1520mm gauge and 1676mm gauge lines with 25kV AC electrified), Heavy Rail Mumbai area platform height (proposed), Heavy Rail platform height other than Mumbai (steps) (proposed), Heavy Rail Montreal Central platform height, Heavy Rail Montreal Central platform height (proposed), Heavy Rail platform height other than Montreal (steps), Heavy Rail US NorthEast Corridor platform height, US Southern and Western heavy commuter rail platform (steps) to 48 to 51", Bombardier Amtrak Superliner for southern and western US are 17.5 to 18 inches, proposed heavy rail southern and western US platform (lip or steps), traditional heavy rail southern and western US platform (steps), proposed heavy rail US mid-high platform (lip or steps), proposed heavy rail US low platform (steps), New York Subway (Division A) IRT trains and platforms, New York Subway (Division B) BMT floor and platforms, Boston's MBTA Green line tram (with steps) floor heights Boeing-Vertol, San Francisco Muni Metro tram (with steps) floor heights Boeing-Vertol. is 51 inches (1,295 mm) above the trucks and at the gangway connections regardless of what the platform height may be at any given place/location. These are floor heights. (talk) 09:47, 26 June 2011 (UTC), The High-floor article is somewhat of a stub/orphan, but has useful information. In Canada, only Montreal Central Station, Quebec's Gare du Palais and Ottawa station have high level platforms at 48 inches (1,219 mm) above top of rail. UIC standard (normal platforms) are 550mm above rail. guardrails fitted all the way around every platform at a minimum height of 950mm and with a maximum 470mm vertical gap between the guardrails and the platform London underground and national rail trains. In late 2015, there are three standard heights of platforms, which include: In some urban areas, such as Moscow and St Petersburg, served only by local traffic, use 1,100 mm (43.3 in) platforms for direct-current electric multiple units. The proposed 1,524 mm (5 ft) Russian gauge Rail North China[note 1] platforms will be 200 mm (7.9 in) above rails. Some railway operators may therefore prefer such an option to improve safety at railway platforms and, at the same time, keep costs low and non-air-conditioned platforms … [26], Platform heights of metro systems vary by system and even by line: on the MBTA subway system, the Blue Line platforms are at 41.5 inches (1,054 mm) above top of rail (ATR), Orange Line platforms at 45 inches (1,143 mm) and Red Line platforms at 49 inches (1,245 mm). The European Union Commission issued a TSI (Technical Specifications for Interoperability) on 30 May 2002 (2002/735/EC) that sets out standard platform heights for passenger steps on high-speed rail. Vasant Prabhu. [24]:212 MBTA Commuter Rail, CTrail (Hartford Line and Shore Line East), Long Island Rail Road, Metro North Railroad, NJ Transit, and SEPTA Regional Rail all use this height for new and renovated stations, though low platforms remain at some older stations. There is a link in the. This height was introduced in the 1960s on the Long Island Rail Road with the M1 railcars. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know. 5 = In `N’, `2mm fine’ `TT-3′, `OO’ and `O’ coarse gauges, an extra 1.8mm, 2mm, 3mm, 5mm and 7mm respectively is necessary on curves. Thanks.Sf5xeplus (talk) 23:16, 17 January 2011 (UTC), Also [2] - where is the height measured from? In contrast to the above standards, the standard gauge Shinkansen (Bullet Train) has, since its original inception, used only 1,250 mm (49.2 in) platforms. Average Height of railway ... from April 12,2012 now the world longest railway platform is gorakhpur railway platform in utter pradesh India. However, this rule is not respected for parts of the RER and Transilien network. [13], The sole exception on the national railway network is the Nikkilä halt which has a platform height of 400 mm (15.8 in). I have just added archive links to 3 external links on Railway platform height. In some cases a train can overhang a platform, but if you then raise the platform you have to also move it further back to avoid the train hitting it. Worldwide, there are many, frequently incompatible, standards for platform heights and train floor heights. Sundbyberg has 730 mm and Knivsta has around 500 mm. Current GO Transit owned infrastructure provides a platform height of 8 inches. In Finland, the current standard platform height is 550 mm (21.7 in). The electric DART fleet has carriage floors at 1,067 mm (42.0 in) above top of rail creating a step of 152 mm (6.0 in) , while the diesel fleet is typically one step (150 to 200 mm or 5.9 to 7.9 in) higher than the platform. For H0 this is 10.5mm platform and 12.25mm. 3 = Maximum. I proposed merging it into this article, and redirecting it here. In addition to access platforms, we can supply you with rail pit boards, train door safety bars and train shore supply platforms, all designed to assist you in reaching depot infrastructure such as lights and other services at high level. 1,100 mm (43.3 in) high platforms are gradually changing to 550 mm (21.7 in) platform height. The standard height for all platforms is 550 mm (21.7 in), following the european guidelines. While older platforms on the Dublin and Kingstown Railway were at lower levels, all platforms are now 915mm above rail and all new platforms are being built at that level. Examples of this are on the Northern, Central, and Piccadilly lines, among others. It is Railways’ endeavor to provide platform of appropriate height conforming to the prescribed schedule of dimensions as per category of station. [8] 200 mm (7.9 in) platforms are used primarily on lines with either small passenger flow or using double-decker trains. 920 mm (36.2 in) shared platforms that could serve both with relatively little discomfort (roughly level with the step on passenger carriages but not too low to board commuter trains). Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 00:45, 22 January 2016 (UTC). Before getting to work on building the railway station for my layout, I measured the footprint for what would be a raised stonework platform based on the length and floor height of my Countrylink Xplorer train that will soon be pulling up alongside it. The Stockholm Metro and Saltsjöbanan have 1,125 mm (44.3 in),[18] while tramways in general have a very low platform, often also used by buses which must allow boarding from places without platform. 760 mm (29.9 in) for long-distance trains (originally step-fitted passenger cars pulled by steam engines); 1,100 mm (43.3 in) for commuter trains (step-less. Differences between platform height and train floor height my also make boarding much more difficult, or impossible, for wheelchair using passengers and people with other mobility impairments, increasing station dwell time as platform or staff are required to deploy ramps to assist boarding. In the UK, the platform is supposed to be 3 feet above rail height (sometimes a bit less on older lines). There are two standard heights of the platforms, 200 mm (7.9 in) and 760 mm (29.9 in) above rail heads. [22] High Speed 1 has a platform height of 760 mm (29.9 in) on its international platforms. Russian metro platform height is 1100mm above rail. There are three standard heights of the platforms, 180 mm (7.1 in) (low), 430 mm (16.9 in) (medium), and 1,000 mm (39.4 in) (high) above rail heads. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:12, 31 May 2011 (UTC), Normal platforms are 550mm above rail. [9][note 3] The 550 mm (21.7 in) for most member states, 760 mm (29.9 in) for Great Britain / Netherlands / Spain / Portugal, and 915 mm (36.0 in) for Ireland / Northern Ireland. Passengers previously used stairs inside the older streetcars, which have since been replaced the Flexity Outlook series which is low floor and handicapped accessible. It can be relevant - but I think first the article needs to establish actualities, not take exceptions as the current status.Sf5xeplus (talk) 04:47, 18 January 2011 (UTC), (talk) 11:01, 20 January 2011 (UTC), To give an example - something like this section for the United Kingdom would be ok if done similar for all countries.Sf5xeplus (talk) 14:50, 20 January 2011 (UTC), Great Britain won't choose 550mm platforms, unless Great Britain will install Russian gauge lines. Taiwan high-speed rail platforms are 1,250 mm (49.2 in) above rail. Outside the Northeast, Metra Electric District, RTD, WES Commuter Rail, and SMART also use 48-inch platforms. 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