The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 21, 1927)
Amongst the features of railway construction which have provided subject matter for discussion in various journals lately, the length of station platforms has produced lively controversy.
It is stated that the reason for the long platforms in India is that the lay-out which best suits Indian passengers is one or, at the most, two long platforms, which will accommodate all trains halting at one time, usually four at the large junctions. This lay-out is said to be better for their requirements than several short platforms connected by overbridges or subways.
In New Zealand, Dunedin takes pride of place with a platform length (exclusive of ramps) of 1,485 feet, or only 15 feet short of the London (Victoria) platform