One thing I noticed is that most of the time the train station gives no indicator as to which side of the tracks to be on. In the morning when there are lots of people going to work, this is not an issue. Just go to where the people are. However, this does not work at odd times when you might be the only person at the station.
When at a station by one's self I find the general rules to help tell which side of the tracks to be on.
- Most people wait for the train in the morning on their way to work in the city, when they get off the train on their way home they do not wait around they just leave; therefore the benches and covered waiting areas are on the side of the tracks going to the city.
- If benches and covered waiting areas are on both sides of the tracks, the side with more benches and larger covered waiting areas is the side going to the city (the reason is volume).
- If there are three or more tracks with a fence splitting the tracks, the slide of the fence with more tracks is the side going to the city (again the reason is volume, but this time in the number of trains).
Following these simple rules should help get you on the right side of the tracks, if they do not work please let me and others know by commenting.