Newport Station Platform Numbers

 
  xke9600hp Train Controller

Hi and Merry Christmas everyone,

I was at Newport (VIC) station the other day and for the first time ever noticed that the up platform is number 2 and the Down platform is number 3.  Was there a number 1 platform once upon a time?  
I can vaguely remember the station before the standard gauge line went around the back of the main station building but can't remember a line being there before.
Any suggestions?

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  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
I would want to see a picture of this to be convinced.  There has only ever been two platforms at Newport, and there's no plans for a third platform.
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
I would want to see a picture of this to be convinced.  There has only ever been two platforms at Newport, and there's no plans for a third platform.
"John of Melbourne"


I wonder if they number "Garden platform" as platform one?  Razz
  xke9600hp Train Controller

Definitely 2 signs (Modern style Blue on White) above the platform entrances "2" and "3" - saw them on Thursday - doesn't make sense to me either.
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
I would want to see a picture of this to be convinced.  There has only ever been two platforms at Newport, and there's no plans for a third platform.
"John of Melbourne"

I wonder if they number "Garden platform" as platform one?  Razz
"james_c"

Then what would the "Tarp platform"'s number be?
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
I would want to see a picture of this to be convinced.  There has only ever been two platforms at Newport, and there's no plans for a third platform.
"John of Melbourne"

I wonder if they number "Garden platform" as platform one?  Razz
"james_c"

Then what would the "Tarp platform"'s number be?
"John of Melbourne"


1 and 3/4  Razz
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
Definitely 2 signs (Modern style Blue on White) above the platform entrances "2" and "3" - saw them on Thursday - doesn't make sense to me either.
"xke9600hp"

At a number of stations the tracks are numbered differently to the platforms.  Both Camberwell and Dandenong, for example, have platform 1 on track 3 and platform 3 on track 1.

I wonder if someone preparing the new platform signs looked at the track numbers rather than the platform numbers and produced wrong numbers accordingly?

Ringwood at one stage had platforms 2 and 3, but that was because there were definite plans to provide platform 1 (which has since happened).
  penov Chief Commissioner

Location: By the shore of Bass Strait.
Wasn't it some time in the eighties that the platforms at Melbourne suburban stations were renumbered so that platform 1 was usually the platform for citybound trains. Before that plat 1 at Caulfield, Oakleigh and Dandenong were the main platforms for Gippsland bound trains. The MATHS stations were the same. Platform 4 was always the express line to the city with few trains stopping. Now its platform 1.

Now every station has signs for Platform 1 and 2, when previously the platforms weren't numbered - just a sign saying "Melbourne trains this side".  Does a single line station  like Wattle Glen now have a sign "Platform 1 " ?
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
Wasn't it some time in the eighties that the platforms at Melbourne suburban stations were renumbered so that platform 1 was usually the platform for citybound trains.
"penov"

That sounds about right.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Hi and Merry Christmas everyone,

I was at Newport (VIC) station the other day and for the first time ever noticed that the up platform is number 2 and the Down platform is number 3.  Was there a number 1 platform once upon a time?  
I can vaguely remember the station before the standard gauge line went around the back of the main station building but can't remember a line being there before.
Any suggestions?
"xke9600hp"


Hi xke9600hp, I worked at Newport as a lad in 1973/74 and I can tell you the road before the standard gauge was BG and there was never a platform there.

However, maybe they are planning to install a Platform 1 for the SG line.

Mike.
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
I can't recall Newport being any different from other two plaform stations.
Even the brand new Metro WTT doesn't indicate anything special about Newport.  It's lumped in with "All other stations": Down trains using No 2 and Up trains using No 1 platform.

I'll shall be having a closer look tomorrow morning as I pass through though....

Cheers,
Dreadnought

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