Full list of all short platforms at, London Underground, London Overground, TFL Rail, Docklands Light Railway, stations.

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Dear Transport for London,

Under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 i am requesting a full list of all short platforms at, London Underground, London Overground, TFL Rail, Docklands Light Railway, stations. This list should show the platform number that it applies to and details of which doors and which coaches will or will not be opened on trains that call at that platform. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Joseph Wilson

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Wilson

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1608-2122

 

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Dear Mr Wilson

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1608-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25
October 2021, asking for a list of stations that have short platforms.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold some of the information you require. You asked:

 

I am requesting a full list of all short platforms at, London Underground,
London Overground, TFL Rail, Docklands Light Railway, stations. This list
should show the platform number that it applies to and details of which
doors and which coaches will or will not be opened on trains that call at
that platform.

 

For short platform stations on London Underground please find attached two
documents - the Sub-surface lines and the Northern Line. There are no
short platforms on the Victoria, Piccadilly, Central, Waterloo and City
and Jubilee Lines.

 

Short platforms at DRL stations include:

 

 1. Cutty Sark                   (platform 1 & 2)
 2. Elverson Road            (platform 1 & 2)
 3. Royal Albert                (platform 1 & 2)
 4. Gallions Reach           (platform 1 & 2)

 

The above short platform stations are known as selective door opening
(SDO) stations, which prevent the doors opening at certain platforms.

 

On arrival at an SDO station, the first two and last two sets of doors on
a 3-car train do not enable.  For one or two car trains there is no SDO.

 

London Overground TfL managed stations with short platforms include :

 

 1. Canada Water - platforms 3&4 nine sets of doors serviceable and the
last set locked out.
 2. Wapping platform - 1 nine sets of doors serviceable and the last set
locked out.
 3. Wapping Platform - 2 eight sets of doors serviceable and the last two
sets locked out.
 4. Rotherhithe Platforms - 1&2 eight sets of doors serviceable and the
last two sets locked out.

 

Please note all of the London Overground and DLR examples are covered by
clear announcements to alert passengers.

 

For TfL Rail stations, please see the table below; 

 

Station Short platform 345 FLU 345 RLU Note
(9-car) (7-car)
Twyford Platform 4 Rear 4 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Maidenhead Platform 1 Rear 4 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Taplow All platforms Rear 3 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Burnham All platforms Rear 3 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Langley Platforms 1 & Rear 5 sets of No issues Doors locked out
2 doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Iver All platforms Rear 4 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Hayes & Platform 5 Rear set of No issues Doors locked out
Harlington doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Hanwell All platforms Rear 8 sets of Rear 2 sets Doors locked out
doors locked of doors on all platforms
out (there are locked out at the station
3 sets of (there are 3
doors per sets of doors
carriage) per carriage)
Paddington Platforms 11 & Rear 6 Rear 4 Doors locked out
12 carriages have carriages due to platform
centre door have centre curvature. Doors
locked out door locked locked out on all
out platforms at
Paddington
Maryland All platforms Rear 6 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Forest Gate All platforms Rear 5 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)
Seven Kings All platforms Rear 5 sets of No issues Doors locked out
doors locked on all platforms
out (there are at the station
3 sets of
doors per
carriage)

 

As the SDO system works off GPS, one short platform at a station means
that the doors are locked out on all of the platforms at the station.

 

At Paddington we also have a central door lockout due to platform
curvature on some platforms, which means that the centre doors of some
carriages will not open on all of the platforms at the station.

 

There are no restrictions on Class 315s at Maryland, Forest Gate and Manor
Park.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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