Yeah, pretty much what Nique said. I’m glad you all live in perfect worlds where trains always run on time and arrive at their designated platforms every single day. From my experience, trains switch platforms all the time and assuming one is going to depart from the same platform is a recipe for a traveling nightmare.
All this discussion is purely academic anyway. It detracts from the key issue at hand and that is that the current system is too limited in its scope and requires, at a minimum two things. Firstly, the ability for the user to choose the exact platform they want a given line to stop at and, secondly, waypoints, so that we can direct express and freight lines through the platforms as we see fit.