Main Building Areas for Different Types of Railway Stations
The main facilities provided in the case of a small station are a waiting hall, booking hall, assistant station master's (ASM) office, and storeroom. Different designs have been standardized for each type of station by the various railways, which provide all the facilities required by small and medium-sized stations. When considering big stations, however, the design of an individual station building has to be drafted based on the requirement of passenger traffic with due regard to its architectural features.
Central Railways has prepared a type drawing for wayside stations, which provides different facilities for different types of station buildings as summarized in Table 26.2.
Table 26.2 Facilities at different types of stations