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bay

(1) The smallest rentable tenant space in a strip center, usually defined by the front and rear exterior walls and fire walls at either side.(2) An unfinished area between rows of columns or loadbearing walls. (3) Loading areas in warehouse or industrial space. Ascertaining the number of bays necessary and available is usually critically important when working with buyers or potential tenants of such space.

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I can remember the time when every main line station that you might pass through had a little train standing in a bay platform, often just a tank engine and a couple of carriages, that would puff along to places like Fowey or Scots Gap.
The city council is particularly concerned about the documents' failure to support re-introducing bay platforms at the newly renovated Birmingham Moor Street Station to the national network.
The old Victorian glass roof has been replaced with new canopies covering the core area of the station, bay platforms, the main building and the subway.