Federal Medical Center, Carswell
The Federal Medical Center, Carswell is a United States federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas for female inmates of all security levels with special medical and mental health needs. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice; the facility has a prison camp for minimum-security female inmates. FMC Carswell is located in the northeast corner of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth known as Carswell Air Force Base, it lies near the southeast corner of Lake Worth. As of 2015, the sole woman with a federal death sentence is incarcerated at FMC Carswell. Prior to the facility's opening, women went to a federal prison hospital in Kentucky that served male prisoners; the Kentucky facility closed and FMC Carswell opened in 1994. The facility served as the medical center for Carswell Air Force Base. FMC Carswell is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the American Correctional Association, it is the only medical facility for women in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The main five story building has a capacity of 600 prisoners. The minimum security prisoners live in barracks outside of the main compound. Although most inmates at this facility have some form of medical condition requiring treatment, there is a general population of inmates at FMC Carswell who do not. Carswell houses the only woman, under federal death sentences. FMC Carswell has an administrative high security unit, which houses women in the BOP system who are classified as "special management concerns" due to violence and/or escape attempts; the unit has a capacity of 20 women. In 2009 Philip Fornaci, the director of the DC Prisoners' Project, stated that Carswell, along with FMC Butner and FMC Rochester, "are the "gold standard" in terms of what BOP facilities can achieve in providing medical care" and that they had provided "excellent medical care, sometimes for complex medical needs." Articles criticizing FMC Carswell have appeared in various media outlets relating to various forms of prisoner abuse.
These articles focus on allegations of medical malpractice and sexual abuse of inmates by staff. Over a seven-year period, seven FMC Carswell staff members were convicted of sexual abuse of a prisoner. In March 2000, a correction officer at FMC Carswell, Michael Lawrence Miller, raped a prisoner; the prisoner did not report the incident after it occurred, but kept a pair of sweatpants she wore during the incident as proof. As she was being released in September 2000, she gave the sweatpants to a prison administrator. Implicated by this evidence, Miller was convicted, in 2004 he was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment, he served out his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution and was released on March 19, 2015. In May 2008, Vincent Inametti, a Roman Catholic priest who worked as a chaplain at FMC Carswell, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine after pleading guilty in November 2007 to two counts of sexual abuse of two inmates. Inametti, Register # 36889-177, was imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution, Butner Low in North Carolina and released in October 2011.
List of U. S. federal prisons Federal Bureau of Prisons Incarceration in the United States FMC Carswell page at BOP.gov "Abuse at Carswell Prison is for real", May 21, 2000, Molly Ivins Brink, Betty. "Taking the Cuffs Off at Carswell." Fort Worth Weekly. Wednesday May 3, 2006
University of North Texas Health Science Center
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is a graduate-level institution of the University of North Texas System, located on a 33-acre campus in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. Established in 1970, UNT Health Science Center consists of five colleges with a total enrollment of 2,243 graduate students; the institution offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, public health, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences. UNT Health Science Center serves as home to several NIH-funded research programs and leads all Texas medical and health science centers in research growth; the Health Science Center houses laboratories for TECH Fort Worth, a non-profit biochemistry incubator. Community and school outreach programs include Fort Worth’s annual Hispanic Wellness Fair and the annual Cowtown Marathon; the UNTHSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic provides healthcare to children in underserved areas of Fort Worth at no cost. The institution participates in several state and federally funded programs that bring students and teachers onto campus each summer.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center was founded in 1970 as the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college opened as a private, non-profit school for osteopathic medicine, located on the campus of the Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, it was the first osteopathic medical school in Texas and remained the only one in the state until 2015, when the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine was established. The inaugural class of 18 students graduated in 1974, earning the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. In 1975, the college became a part of North Texas State University, after the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 216, making TCOM a state medical school. TCOM was the second public university-affiliated osteopathic medical school. In 1990, TCOM opened the DNA Identity Laboratory, with the responsibility of assisting the state of Texas in evaluating paternity cases. In 1993, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences opened, TCOM was renamed the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
In 1997, the UNT School of Health Professions opened a physician assistant program. In 1999, the School of Public Health opened. In 2008, UNTHSC opened the TECH Fort Worth Acceleration Lab. In 2011, the Texas Legislature authorized the establishment of a college of pharmacy at UNTHSC; as the first pharmacy school in North Texas, the college matriculated its inaugural class of Doctor of Pharmacy students in 2013. In 2013, UNTHSC began developing an interprofessional education program, in participation with Texas Christian University. In 2014, Texas Woman's University joined the IPE partnership. In 2015, UNTHSC and TCU announced the creation of a joint MD school, which will accept its first class of students in 2018. In 2015, the physician assistant program was ranked as the number 33 graduate-level physician assistant program by U. S. News and World Report. Through its five schools and colleges, UNTHSC offers several academic programs; each program is graduate, focuses on health professions and biomedical sciences.
Several Doctor degrees, Master's degrees, online programs are offered. An interprofessional education integrates each of the colleges and schools, with the goal of promoting teamwork and improved communication. UNTHSC is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Doctoral degrees include: the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy. Several master's degrees are offered, including: Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Physician Assistant Studies; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers M. S. and PhD programs in biochemistry and cancer biology, cell biology and microbiology, integrative physiology, molecular genetics, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacotherapy and neuroscience, structural anatomy and rehabilitation sciences, visual sciences. Specialized Master’s Programs are offered in biotechnology, clinical research management, forensic genetics, medical sciences.
The School of Public Health offers degrees in Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy. Several areas of concentration are offered, including: biostatistics, community health, environmental & occupational health sciences, health management and policy, maternal and child health; the SPH offers dual degree programs with TCOM, the UNT Anthropology Department, the UNT Geography Department. Graduate certificate programs are available in Geographic Information Systems; the School of Health Professions offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Health. The UNT System College of Pharmacy confers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree; the Office of Professional And Continuing Education provides continuing education services for physicians, nurses, social workers, public health professionals. PACE holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is a state-supported osteopathic medical school that serves as the cornerstone of the UNT Health Science Center. TCOM has 920 D. O. students, more than 300 full-time faculty, over 400 part-time faculty members. TCOM is ranked 50th in the na
Arlington is a city in the U. S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas. According to the U. S. Census Bureau's estimate, the city had a population of 396,394 in 2017, making it the second-largest city in the county and the third-largest in the metropolitan area. Arlington is the forty-eighth-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas, the largest city in the state, not a county seat. Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, a major urban research university, the Arlington Assembly plant used by General Motors, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, American Mensa, D. R. Horton. Additionally, Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers at the Globe Life Park, the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Wings at the College Park Center, the International Bowling Campus, the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor.
Arlington borders Kennedale, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth, surrounds the smaller communities of Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego. European settlement in the Arlington area dates back at least to the 1840s. After the May 24, 1841 battle between Texas General Edward H. Tarrant and Native Americans of the Village Creek settlement, a trading post was established at Marrow Bone Spring in present-day Arlington; the rich soil of the area attracted farmers, several agriculture-related businesses were well established by the late nineteenth century. Arlington was founded in 1876 along the Pacific Railway; the city was named after General Robert E. Lee's Arlington House in Virginia. Arlington grew as a cotton-ginning and farming center, incorporated on April 21, 1884; the city could boast of water, natural gas, telephone services by 1910, along with a public school system. By 1925 the population was estimated at 3,031, it grew to over 4,000 before World War II. Large-scale industrialization began in 1954 with the arrival of a General Motors assembly plant.
Automotive and aerospace development gave the city one of the nation's greatest population growth rates between 1950 and 1990. Arlington became one of the "boomburbs", the fast-growing suburbs of the post-World War II era. U. S. Census Bureau population figures for the city tell the story: 7,692, 90,229, 261,721, 365,438 and 374,000 by 2011. Tom Vandergriff served as mayor from 1951 to 1977 during this period of robust economic development. Six Flags Over Texas opened in Arlington in 1961. In 1972 the Washington Senators baseball team relocated to Arlington and began play as the Texas Rangers and in 2009 the Dallas Cowboys began to play at the newly constructed Cowboys Stadium, now AT&T Stadium. According to the United States Census Bureau, Arlington has a total area of 99.7 square miles. Johnson Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, the Trinity River itself, flow through Arlington. Arlington falls in the Cfa region of the Köppen climate classification system, a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters.
The highest recorded temperature was 113 °F in 1980. The lowest recorded temperature was −8 °F in 1899; the maximum average precipitation occurs in May. Severe weather occurs April and May months. Located in the famous Tornado Alley Winters are mild with snow occurring During the April 3, 2012 tornado outbreak a severe thunderstorm produced an EF-2 tornado in Eastern Kennedale which moved North East across 287 near Stagetrail Drive and continued in a North North-Eastern direction; the tornado contained winds up to 135 MPH and damaged over 200 homes and businesses, including severe damage suffered by the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, injured seven people before the tornado lifted on the shores of Lake Arlington. As of the census of 2010, there were 365,438 people, 133,072 households, 90,099 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,811 people per square mile. There were 144,805 housing units at an average density of 1,510 per square mile; the 2011 estimated racial makeup of the city was 59% White, 18.8% Black or African American, 6.8% Asian, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 11.3% from other races, 3.3% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.4% of the population. There were 133,072 households out of which 40% had children under the age of 18 living in them, 48% were married couples living together, 15% had a female householder with no husband present, 32% were non-families. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 and the average family size was 3.3. In the city, the 2010 population was spread out with 31% under the age of 20, 8% from 20 to 24, 30% from 25 to 44, 23% from 45 to 64, 8% who were 65 years of age or older; the median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 104 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94 males 18 and over; the median income for a household in the city was estimated to be $50,655 in 2011. Individual males working ful
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is a transit agency serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area of Texas. It operates buses, light rail, commuter rail, high-occupancy vehicle lanes in Dallas and twelve of its suburbs. DART was created in 1983 to replace a municipal bus system and funded expansion of the region's transit network through a sales tax levied in member cities. DART's light rail system is the longest in the United States, at over 93 miles, began operation in 1996. DART operates the Trinity Railway Express between Dallas and Fort Worth, through an interlocal agreement with Trinity Metro; the agency operates the Dallas Streetcar and provides funding for the non-profit McKinney Avenue Streetcar. Average daily ridership for DART has been in the vicinity of 200,000 riders per day over the last couple decades. In the 1st quarter of 1998, DART's weekday ridership averaged 211,000 riders per day system-wide. Ridership has fallen since then. However, after a year-long study in 2012 that counted passenger counts through both the existing manual method and a new automated counting system, DART concluded it has been underreporting rail ridership by more than 15 percent each year.
In the 4th quarter of 2012, DART reported an average weekday ridership of 252,900. In the fourth quarter of 2014, DART reported. DART reported the following ridership numbers in the 4th quarter of 2012: Bus: 136,500 average weekday riders Light rail: 103,100 average weekday riders Trinity Railway Express: 7,300 average weekday riders On-Call: 2,000 average weekday riders Vanpool: 4,000 average weekday riders4th quarter of 2014 ridership numbers: Bus: 126,300 average weekday riders DART Light Rail: 101,800 average weekday riders DART TRE: 8,200 average weekday riders On-Call: 2,600 average weekday riders Vanpool: 3,200 average weekday riders The Dallas Transit System was a public transit service operated by the city of Dallas, from 1964 to 1983. DTS was formed by the consolidation of various owned transit companies and streetcar lines. Prior to DTS, the company was known as the Dallas Railway and Terminal Company when Dallas had an extensive streetcar system that spanned from Oak Cliff to North Dallas.
The name was changed shortly after the last streetcar ran in January 1956. DART formally took over operations of the DTS in 1988. In 2000, DART employees restored a 1966 DTS bus to its original state. DART was created on August 13, 1983 as a regional replacement for the DTS. Citizens of 15 area cities had voted to levy a 1% sales tax to join the system by the time it began transit services in 1984. In 1985, member cities Carrollton and Farmers Branch held elections to pull out of DART, though the measures failed, but shifting suburban politics and a loss of confidence in DART management after voters declined to support DART's measure to incur long term debt in 1988 led to seven more pullout votes, two of which were successful. Just one suburb joined DART — the tiny community of Buckingham, annexed by DART member city Richardson. In December 2007, DART revealed it was facing a $1 billion shortfall in funds earmarked for the Blue Line rail service to Rowlett and Orange Line service to Irving, DFW Airport.
In January 2008, DART announced. When Dallas officials protested, DART president and executive director Gary Thomas—who had known about the shortfall for at least eight months—announced the agency would borrow more money. In late January 2008, DART Board chair Lynn Flint Shaw, treasurer of Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert's "Friends of Tom Leppert" fund-raising committee, resigned from her DART post. In February, she surrendered to the police on charges of forgery. On March 10, Shaw and her husband, political analyst Rufus Shaw, were found dead in their home in what turned out to be a murder suicide. On July 7, 2016, one DART officer was among several people shot in a mass shooting targeting police officers providing security at a Black Lives Matter protest. One of the officers, identified as seven-year veteran Brent Thompson, died from his injuries and became the first DART officer to be killed in the line of duty since the department's inception; the DART light rail system comprises 93 miles between its four lines — the Red Line, the Blue Line, the Orange Line and the Green Line.
According to NCTCOG transit statistics, DART's light rail system had a daily ridership of 109,511 average trips per weekday in October 2012. The system uses light rail trains manufactured by Kinki Sharyo, with all trains being converted to "Super" LRVs which feature level boarding and higher passenger capacity. All 163 of DART's light rail vehicles are now SLRVs. Before the 1983 election, DART had a plan for 160 miles of rail. After the election, the plan was pared down to 147 miles when Duncanville, Grand Prairie and Mesquite, which would have had rail lines, opt to not join the agency. DART chose light rail transit as its primary mode of rail transportati
Handley, Fort Worth, Texas
Handley was a town in Tarrant County, Texas United States. It is located between downtown Fort Worth and Arlington along State Highway 180, is now a part of Fort Worth. Handley was established in 1884 by retired Confederate Major James Madison Handley of Georgia. Handley created a plantation just seven miles from the center of Fort Worth on land, included in the Sara Gray Jennings Survey of 1856, a small community began to grow around him to the west. According to the Fort Worth Gazette newspaper of 1888, the most that could be said for the area was that it was good for hunting foxes. By 1901 Handley had 80 residents. Handley as a town began to grow when the Northern Texas Traction Company bought land in the southern part of the community where it developed a holiday resort called Lake Erie; the company developed its lake and added a roller skate rink, a dance hall and rides on a pier above the water. In 1902 the Northern Texas Traction Company linked the city of Dallas to the east and the city of Fort Worth to the west with its own electric interurban streetcar line.
In 1905 the street cars were moving at 8 mph. In 1946 the city of Fort Worth annexed Handley as its independence came to an end. In that year it had 510 school students and a total population of around 1,000. Fort Worth had a population of well over 100,000 residents. After years of neglect The Historic Handley Development Corporation has now revived a retro-historic version of Handley, its once famous "Lake Erie" is no more, having been absorbed by the northern part of Lake Arlington, the street cars and their rail lines disappeared long ago and the Traction Company power station is now operated by Exelon. Its one and two story frame homes are engulfed in trees that populate the neighborhood formed by Meadowbrook Drive to the north, Hitson Lane to the east, Lancaster Avenue to the south and Loop 820 to the west; each year the HHDC hosts the Handley Street Car Show the 2nd Saturday of October. The HHDC is developing the Historic Handley Railroad Museum at the corner of Handley Drive and East Lancaster Avenue.
They are in possession of a restored Union Pacific Caboose and hope to add other cars soon, will be opening a museum displaying many pieces of railroad history. Arlington and Six Flags over Texas oldtownehandley.org
Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University is a private Christian-based, coeducational university in Fort Worth, established in 1873 by brothers Addison and Randolph Clark as the Add-Ran Male & Female College. The campus is located on 272 acres about three miles from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ; the university consists of eight constituent colleges and schools and has a classical liberal arts curriculum. It is ranked in the Top 100 National Universities by the US News and World Report and is categorized as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity in the Carnegie Classifications by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, its mascot is the state reptile of Texas. TCU is the only university in the world that has the horned frog as its mascot. For most varsity sports TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I; the university enrolls with 8,892 being undergraduates. As of February 2016, TCU's total endowment was $1.514 billion.
Texas Christian University was founded by East Texas brothers Addison and Randolph Clark, together with the support of their father Joseph A. Clark; the Clarks were scholar-preacher/teachers associated with the Restoration Movement. These early leaders of the Restoration Movement were the spiritual ancestors of the modern Disciples of Christ, as well as major proponents of education. Following their return from service in the Civil War, brothers Addison and Randolph established a children's preparatory school in Fort Worth; this school, known as the Male & Female Seminary of Fort Worth, operated from 1869 to 1874. Both Clarks nourished a vision for an institution of higher education that would be Christian in character, but non-sectarian in spirit and intellectually open-minded, they purchased five blocks of land in downtown Fort Worth in 1869 for that purpose. But from 1867–1872, the character of Fort Worth changed due to the commercial influence of the Chisholm Trail, the principal route for moving Texas cattle to the Kansas rail heads.
A huge influx of cattle and money transformed the sleepy frontier village into a booming, brawling cowtown. The area around the property purchased by the Clarks for their college soon became the town's vice district, an unrelieved stretch of saloons, gambling halls, dance parlors, bawdy houses catering to the rough tastes of the Chisholm Trail cowboys, its rough and rowdy reputation had, by 1872, acquired it the nickname of "Hell's Half Acre". The Clarks feared, they began to look for an alternative site for their college, they found it at Thorp Spring, a small community and stagecoach stop 40 miles in Hood County to the southwest near the frontier of Comanche and Kiowa territory. In 1873 the Clark brothers founded Add-Ran Male & Female College. TCU recognizes 1873 as its founding year, as it continues to preserve the original college through the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. Add-Ran College was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education west of the Mississippi River, the first in Texas.
This was a progressive step at a time when only 15% of the national college enrollment was female and all were enrolled at women's colleges. At Thorp Spring the fledgling college expanded quickly; the inaugural enrollment in Fall 1873 was 13 students, though this number rose to 123 by the end of the first term. Shortly thereafter, annual enrollment ranged from 200 to 400. At one time more than 100 counties of Texas were represented in the student body; the Clark brothers recruited prestigious professors from all over the South to join them at Thorp Spring. The standards of the school and the efficiency of its work came to be recognized throughout the United States, many graduates were welcomed at universities throughout the country. In 1889 Add-Ran College formed an official partnership with; this relationship with the church was a partnership of heritage and values, though the church never enjoyed any administrative role at TCU. That year the Clark brothers handed over all land and assets and allowed the growing university to continue as a private institution.
In keeping with the transition, in 1889 the school was renamed Add-Ran Christian University, though by this time it had quite outgrown the property. The need for a larger population and transportation base prompted the university to relocate to Waco from 1895 to 1910; the institution was renamed Texas Christian University in 1902, though immediately it was dubbed as its acronym TCU. It was during this 15-year sojourn in Waco that TCU in 1896 entered the ranks of intercollegiate football and adopted its school colors of purple and white, as well as its distinctive Horned Frog mascot; this laid the groundwork for the oldest private college rivalry in history between TCU and then-fellow Waco denizens Baylor College Baylor University. "The Revivalry" - as the rivalry is known on both sides - is the most rivalry in collegiate football at any level, with the series led by TCU 54-52-7, with neither school enjoying more than an 8 game lead. In 1910 a fire of unknown origin destroyed the university's Main Administration building.
A rebuilding project was pl
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange. Island platforms are popular on twin-track routes due to cost-effective reasons, they are useful within larger stations where local and express services for the same direction of travel can be provided from opposite sides of the same platform thereby simplifying transfers between the two tracks. An alternative arrangement is to position side platforms on either side of the tracks; the historical use of island platforms depends upon the location. In the United Kingdom the use of island platforms is common when the railway line is in a cutting or raised on an embankment, as this makes it easier to provide access to the platform without walking across the tracks. Island platforms are necessary for any station with many through platforms. Building small two-track stations with a single island platform instead of two side platforms does have advantages.
Island platforms allow facilities such as shops and waiting rooms to be shared between both tracks rather than being duplicated or present only on one side. An island platform makes it easier for wheelchair users and other people with physical limitations to change services between tracks or access facilities. If the tracks are above or below the entrance level, an island platform layout requires only one staircase and one elevator be built to access the platforms. Building the tracks and entrance at the same level creates a disadvantage. If an island platform is not wide enough to cope with passenger numbers, overcrowding can be a problem. Examples of stations where a narrow island platform has caused safety issues include Clapham Common and Angel on the London Underground. An island platform requires the tracks to diverge around the center platform, extra width is required along the right-of-way on each approach to the station on high-speed lines. Track centers vary for rail systems throughout the world but are 3 to 5 meters.
If the island platform is 6 meters wide, the tracks must slew out by the same distance. While this requirement is not a problem on a new line under construction, it makes building a new station on an existing line impossible without altering the tracks. A single island platform makes it quite difficult to have through tracks, which are between the local tracks. A common configuration in busy locations on high speed lines is a pair of island platforms, with slower trains diverging from the main line so that the main line tracks remain straight. High-speed trains can therefore pass straight through the station, while slow trains pass around the platforms; this arrangement allows the station to serve as a point where slow trains can be passed by faster trains. A variation at some stations is to have the slow and fast pairs of tracks each served by island platforms A rarer layout, present at Mets-Willets Point on the IRT Flushing Line, 34th Street – Penn Station on the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and 34th Street – Penn Station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, uses two side platforms for local services with an island in between for express services.
The purpose of this atypical design was to reduce unnecessary passenger congestion at a station with a high volume of passengers. Since the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line have adjacent express stations at 42nd Street, passengers can make their transfers from local to express trains there, leaving more space available for passengers utilizing intercity rail at Pennsylvania Station; the Willets Point Boulevard station was renovated to accommodate the high volume of passengers coming to the 1939 World's Fair. Many of the stations on the Great Central Railway were constructed in this form; this was. If this happened, the lines would need to be compatible with continental loading gauge, this would mean it would be easy to change the line to a larger gauge, by moving the track away from the platform to allow the wider bodied continental rolling stock to pass while leaving the platform area untouched. Island platforms are a normal sight on Indian railway stations. All railway stations in India consist of island platforms.
In Toronto, 29 subway stations use island platforms. In Sydney, on the Eastern Suburbs Railway and the Epping Chatswood Railway, the twin tunnels are spaced and the tracks can remain at a constant track centres while still leaving room for the island platforms. A slight disadvantage is. In Edmonton, all 18 LRT stations on the Capital Line and Metro Line use island platforms; the Valley Line under construction, utilizes the new low-floor LRT technology, but will only use island platforms on one of the twelve stops along the line. In southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PATCO uses island platforms in all of its 13 s