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SIDE PLATFORM

A passenger platform located to the outside of the tracks or guideways, as distinguished from a center platform located between the tracks or guideways. (TRB)

SIDEBAR

Newspaper or television story that is related or complementary to the primary story often containing more background and descriptive information, using many more quotes or interviews.

SIDING

A railroad passing track constructed to allow trains traveling on the same track in opposite directions to pass without interruption.

SIDING (PASSING TRACK, SIDE TRACK)

A track auxiliary to the main track used for meeting and passing trains.