I will be having a center passenger terminal with track on both sides. I understand that to look besty the platform should be very close to the side of the passenger car and this can cause problems with running freight cars on the same line. Should I? 1) Don't worry about getting the passenger cars right up to the platform and leave enough clearance for freight cars. 2) Do a full passing track on both sides and send all freight down the passing track. 3) Do a switching gantlet* track (Points but no frog) to move the freight just a little bit to the side. Might even be a great place for a pair of stub switches. * AKA Gauntlet. I have seen two types. First is one frog but no points to overlap two tracks for a bridge or tunnel. The other has points with no frog. I think these are most often used for scales to shift the loco off the freight weighing track.