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BAY. Is an enclosure to keep in the water for the supply of a mill or other contrivance, so that the water may be able to, drive the wheels of such mill. Stat. 27 Eliz. c. 19.
     2. A large open water or harbor where ships may ride, is also called a bay; as, the Chesapeake Bay, the, Bay of New York.

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We restored Birmingham Moor Street Station in 2002 to its Edwardian, Great Western Railway glory and we will be opening up two of the disused bay platforms at the station at the end of this year.
And British Gas owner Centrica has offered a helicopter - normally used to ferry oil workers on and off Morecambe Bay platforms - to fly emergency goods and engineers into parts isolated by flooded roads.
The project, including new bay platforms at Coventry and Bedworth stations and up to four multiplecarriage trains an hour, is thought crucial to the huge Friargate office development plan around Coventry station, which would 15,000 new jobs.