Hi all. I don't think this is worthy of a new thread on it's own!do you have a link to the youtube video?
- What is the purpose of the extra pieces of rail in the middle of the tracks at various locations on a stretch? Reinforcement of some kind?
- Does this have a name?
- What is that tiny little elevated platform used for? They seem to be at every one of those.
An example is in the picture here - grainy picture taken from a screenshot of a video from the Regional Rail Link between West Werribee Junction and Southern Cross Station in Victoria from youtube.
Looks like a small bridge to me.
The inner rails are called "check rails" or guard rails https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guard_rails_(railroad)
The 'platform' is most likely walkway for maintenance workers over the bridge