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(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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Is there still time to learn valuable lessons from the university city of Cambridge, whose station operates at near-capacity for most of the day, involving a single long platform, similar to Chester's Platform 3, with bay platforms to accommodate trains from the North and South, starting from London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations?
In my travels, I had noticed that every main line station still had little trains sitting in bay platforms waiting to take passengers on to remote places deep in the hinterland.
Mr Hamilton told civic officials WSMR plan to use the currently disused bay platforms at the end of platform one and use empty offices as their train crew depot.