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If i am with my friends in the train and i want to tell them that train is goona go to platform number5 what should i say--
The will go to platform number 5 or the train will arrive on/at platform number 5
 

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I would say "at Platform 5". Ther could be a serious problem if the train arrived "on Platform 5"
 

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If i am with my friends in the train and i want to tell them that train is goona go to platform number5 what should i say--
The will go to platform number 5 or the train will arrive on/at platform number 5

The train will arrive at Platform 5.

Trains usually "arrive at" and "depart from" a specific platform.
 

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The train will arrive at Platform 5.

Trains usually "arrive at" and "depart from" a specific platform.
Ok so in genral if i have to say what shall i say ,The train arrives at platform number 5 is this correct and The train usually goes to platform number 5 is this correct or we should use arrive only
 
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Ok so in genral if i have to say what shall i say ,The train arrives at platform number 5 is this correct and The train usually goes to platform number 5 is this correct or we should use arrive only

Yes. "Arrives at Platform 5". I don't think "goes to" is appropriate because "goes to" ,for me, implies freedom of movement and trains don't have that type of flexibility because they are restricted/confined to the rail route.
 

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Yes 'arrives' is the right word - it ties in with the Arrivals Board that your friends will see. - or, more likely today, it will be an Arrivals List on a VDU display.

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