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World's largest railway platform is Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur railway platform is World's largest railway Now. A newly built railway platform in northern Uttar Pradesh state has entered the record books as the longest railway platform in the world, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. According to World Record Academy, the station now has a platform measuring 1,366.33 meters with ramp and 1,1355.40 meters without it, breaking the Guinness record of 1,074 meters set by the platform at Kharagpur Station, West Bengal, India, thereby setting a new world record. Gorakhpur railway station is a major railway junction. It is the headquarters of Northern Eastern Railways (NER) and was formed in 1952 by combining two railway systems.
World's Top 10 Largest Platform List:
1. Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India: 1,300 m (4,265 ft) ( longest in the world)
2. Kharagpur, West Bengal, India: 1,072 m (3,517 ft) (2nd longest in the world)
3. State Street Center subway station, Chicago, Illinois, USA: 1,067 m (3,501 ft) (longest in United States)
4. Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand: 1,000 m (3,281 ft) (longest in southern hemisphere)
5. Cheriton Shuttle Terminal, Folkestone, United Kingdom: 791 m (2,595 ft) (longest in Europe)
6. East Perth railway station, Perth, Western Australia: 770 m (2,526 ft) (longest in Australia)
7. Kalgoorlie railway station, Perth, Western Australia: 760 m (2,493 ft)
8. Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: 708 m (2,323 ft)
9. Port Pirie, South Australia: 701 m (2,300 ft)
10. East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong: longest platform with platform screen doors 300 m (984 ft)