In a notice to designers on station platforms and track layouts, which was issued last month, CHSRA proposes reducing the useable platform length from 430m to 244m. Platform tracks will have a minimum length of 838m, while refuge and stabling tracks will be reduced from 502m to 274m.

The guidelines will not apply to stations that are shared with other operators, although a minimum platform length of 244m will be required at these locations.

In addition, the memorandum states that the design speed for turnouts at stations will be 96km/h.