The following types of platforms are provided on Indian
These are provided to facilitate
the movement of passengers and to help them entrain and detrain. Passenger
platforms can be of three types, namely, rail-level platforms, low-level
platforms, and high-level platforms. These have been discussed in detail in
These platforms are provided for
the loading and unloading of goods and parcels onto and from wagons. The essential
features of these goods platforms are the following.
(a) A goods
platform is normally surfaced with bituminous carpet or concrete. In the case
of light traffic, moorum or water-bound macadam can also be used.
height of a goods platform is l.07 m for BG, 0.69 m for MG, and 0.61 m for NG
lines. The height of the platform is measured from the rail level and is such
that the platform surface is flush with the floor of the wagon for the easy
loading and unloading of goods.
storage accommodation is provided on goods platforms for the storage of goods
cranes or fixed overhead gantry cranes are provided for the handling of bulky
and heavy parcels.