Split station

What I noticed with dutch stations is the practice of “platform splitting”, almost any station platform I have seen until now is divided into an “a” and a “b” section, and between each platforms is a third track. This center track is connected to both platforms and each of their ends (partly visible to the right). This way, a platform can be used by two shorter trains instead of a single long one, riding to individual destinations without blocking each other.

I have rarely seen the same setup in Germany, although it is not totally uncommon there.



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