- Two pairs of switches that cross over between two parallel train tracks forming an X.
- There is a double/scissors/diamond crossover just before this station. Arriving trains discharge and board on the same track, going over the crossover either when entering or leaving. When the next train arrives, your train leaves. 
- Often, the adjacent platform track is used but it must be kept free of other trains. Sometimes a scissors crossover is used.
- the chartered train managed to go from eastbound on the Bloor-Danforth line to northbound on the Spadina line by running up the connection to the University line just east of Spadina station, running through St. George station, and stopping just east of the station to reverse direction and take the scissors crossover to the northbound track. ...Once the train cleared the scissors crossover, Transit Control was notified and the switch flipped. 
type of railroad crossover
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