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A railway platform is a section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a railway station, metro station or tram stop, at which passengers may board or alight from trains or trams. Almost all rail stations have some form of platform, with larger stations having multiple platforms. The term “platform” has also gained usage as a verb among some rail conductors, as in, “The first two cars will not platform at [station]”. The term “railway platform” can also mean any type of freight platform beside a rail siding for loading/unloading freight to/from rail cars.