Stations that need their exits or footbridges removed or altered

 
  Toddles177 Station Staff

Location: Banned
I went past Casula Railway Station yesterday and saw the station has a footbridge over the two platforms when there is a road crossing at the end of the southern end of the platform. It made me consider what other stations have these unecessary structures built.

From the top of my memory, Granville railway station has a footbridge that only connects the 4 platforms at the Eastern end: considering there is an exit footbridge of the western end of the platform.

Also the Sprint platform footbridge at Lidcombe Railway Station could also be removed considering it also has an exit footbridge that connects Platform 1 (where you walk up to the sprint platform to Olympic Park) to the rest of the platforms.

There is a railway station up in Newcastle called Hamilton that also has a footbridge when there is a road crossing at the end of the platform as well.

Any others?

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  Kurmudgeon Junior Train Controller

The Granville and Lidcombe non-exit foot bridges seem to get a lot of use (particularly in peak times (especially when problems cause a train to terminate at either and passengers need to go to another platform to get a different service)). I see no reason to go through the expense and disruption of removing them.
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

From the top of my memory, Granville railway station has a footbridge that only connects the 4 platforms at the Eastern end: considering there is an exit footbridge of the western end of the platform.
Toddles177
Hornsby has a similar setup.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I went past Casula Railway Station yesterday and saw the station has a footbridge over the two platforms when there is a road crossing at the end of the southern end of the platform. It made me consider what other stations have these unecessary structures built.
Toddles177
If you'd actually stopped to look at this supposedly "unnecessary" footbridge, you would have noticed that the level crossing is not in use and has been closed. It only remains as a means of getting hi-rail type vehicles on and off the tracks.

From a public safety perspective, better to have people cross at an "unnecessary" footbridge than a level crossing, no matter how many bells and lights it has. Just visit Melbourne, where they have many level crossing related incidents each year, some of them fatal.

From the top of my memory, Granville railway station has a footbridge that only connects the 4 platforms at the Eastern end: considering there is an exit footbridge of the western end of the platform.
Somebody

Perhaps you should visit Granville in peak hour, when people are changing from western line trains to south line trains and vice versa. Having an additional footbridge reduces crowding on the entry/exit stairs at the country end of the platform. This prevents incidents when people charging down stairs to catch a train knock people trying to climb the stairs.

Also the Sprint platform footbridge at Lidcombe Railway Station could also be removed considering it also has an exit footbridge that connects Platform 1 (where you walk up to the sprint platform to Olympic Park) to the rest of the platforms.
Somebody

I'm glad YOU approve of the demolition of this footbridge. If you'd actually engaged common sense when posting this, you would know that during major events, large numbers of passengers want to transfer from the Sprint Platform to Platform 4 to catch West/Bankstown/South Line services. Forcing them to walk all the way to the country end would just create overcrowding and congestion.

There is a railway station up in Newcastle called Hamilton that also has a footbridge when there is a road crossing at the end of the platform as well.
Somebody

Ever consider that this is to allow people to cross the tracks without having to wait for the level crossing to cease? Hamilton is an interchange between Hunter Valley and Central Coast line services, and it is important to provide an option to allow people to change platforms when changing trains.

I don't know your rationale for removing these supposedly unnecessary footbridges, but you'd best actually VISIT the locations concerned before running off on a crusade like this. Do people just not think before posting, or what?
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The Granville and Lidcombe non-exit foot bridges seem to get a lot of use (particularly in peak times (especially when problems cause a train to terminate at either and passengers need to go to another platform to get a different service)). I see no reason to go through the expense and disruption of removing them.
Kurmudgeon

The extra Granville and Lidcombe footbridges were installed for the 2000 Olympics. They have been retained at these busy stations because they are still useful.

It is noted that in both case, the ordinary footbridge is not in the centre of the platform which would tend to reduce walking distances when changing platforms.

An extra Olympic footbridge at Concord West was removed after the Olympics. Passengers to the Olympics from the Northern line were expected to walk to Olympic Park. This footbridge has no lasting value.

Temporary footbridges were installed at Turramurra and Sydenham to allow the existing footbridge to be knocked down for reconstruction, including provision of lifts. These temporary footbridges have now gone.

An interesting question is whether these temporary footbridges are standard enough to be reusable elsewhere.

At Newtown, the new stairs and lift is in the middle of the platform, where the narrow platform is at is widest. The old stairs have been retained as an emergency exist.

Parramatta is a very busy station and has two sets of subways.

Chatswood and St Leonards have normal lifts, stairs and escalators, but they also have 2 and 1 respectively emergency exits leading who-knows-where located at the end(s) of the platforms.

Bankstown is a busy station, but the stairs are located right at the end of the island platform, which is less than idea.