Why don't we have Higher Platforms?

The current ‘standard’ platform height on the GB mainline railway is 915 mm above rail level while train floors are usually higher. So, why don’t we have higher platforms to match the train floors?

To support the development of the Platform Train Interface (PTI) Strategy, the railway industry undertook a range of investigations into the current situation and potential changes. This included assessment of the actual positions of current platforms and train floors, and the potential benefits and adverse consequences of changing the ‘standard’ height. 

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