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Old 11-08-2009, 02:25 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Freericks View Post
Jim,

It's an East Coast thing mostly, I think (although maybe it's said anywhere that there are high level platforms).
Charles
Correct, because high level platforms are more common in the east. All of NJ Transit's new or rebuilt stations have high level platforms to reduce dwell times. Although all the equipment is capable of being used, and is used, at low level stations, high level platforms are more preferable in a commuter railroad setting.

On the trains, they have the automated "When getting off the train, please watch the gap" announcement that is played while approaching stations with high platforms.
But sometimes, the computers confuse themselves, and this announcements play at low level stations (this happens more often then you would think)
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