Necessity of Points & Crossings
The provision of points and crossings is necessary to facilitate diversion of trains from one railway track to another.
The provision of points and crossings is essential for achieving the following objects:
1) To receive the trains at the allotted platform of the railway station.
2) To enable the train to occupy the specified track leads to the destination station.
3) To facilitate shunting operation.
4 ) facilitate marshaling of trains from and to the washing lines, sidings etc.