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Written by Giles Lawrence - 06 Jun 2009
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Location notes
This location is approximately 5 miles North of Peterborough town Centre, in the district of Werrington.
It is on the East Coast Main Line, just south of the junction for the Spalding Line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic consists mainly of National Express operated 91s and HSTs for East Coast services.
Other operators workings include Grand Central HSTs, soon to be accompanied by a couple of 180s.
Hull Trains are now running 180's on their services.
EMT trains on the Spalding branch are worked mainly by 153s, with 156s and 158s on busier workings.
EMT Norwich - Liverpool services are worked by 158s - very occasionally 156s.
Arriva Cross Country Birmingham - Stanstead Airport services are worked by 170s.
The NMT makes regular runs between Heaton and Bounds Green (usually Mondays) and there are regular Serco trips between Derby and East Anglia(37s and 31s), and the line is very popular with charter trains(47s, 90s and 67s)on Saturdays in particular.
Freightliner 66s work modal and aggregates only. 99% of DB Schenker workings are 66 hauled. Best chance of getting a class 60 is on the Ely - Peak Forest working, followed by occasional trips out to the Anglia region on aggregate workings from Mountsorrel or engineers trips from Toton - usually after overhaul or reinstatement.
There is 1 daylight (March - October)class 92 working (Dollands Moor - Scunthorpe) viewable in the late evening.
Environment
The location is at the edge of an industrial Estate, very easy to get to.
You will be standing on a Green Bridge with excellent views North and South.
You should be safe here during the day, but it gets VERY dodgy after dark.
Road directions
Follow the A15 from either Market Deeping or Peterborough, aiming for Werrington, and look out for the large Porcelanosa building on a roundabout - you need to turn off here.
Follow this road straight over the next roundabout, and you will come to the Rear of the Royal Mail Office - turn left here and follow the road down to the end and park where ever you can.
You should see the Green Bridge in front of you.

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Werrington Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
Fairly easy to park along here, just do not block the access to the Railway or the Royal Mail Depot.
Public transport
Buses from Peterborough and Market Deeping will get you to the Bus Stop near Porcelanosa.
Stagecoach run the buses in Peterborough.

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Amenities
There are no toilets in the vicinity.
There is a Chip Shop, and a Pub within 5 minutes walking distance - just follow the path along the Werrington Side (Royal Mail Depot), past the Caravan Park and under the main A15.
There are also plenty of Shops available in Werrington Centre or Peterborough.
Accommodation
Best bet is to try somewhere in Peterborough.
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Werrington Junction

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Photographic notes
Pretty good for both photo's and video's - although you may be disturbed by the odd Postie or Schoolchild crossing the bridge.


General views - All photographs © Giles Lawrence unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Location Video

Video of the Northbound View


Southbound View


Freight Train on Bi-Directional Spalding Line.


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