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Written by James Corben - 09 Aug 2009
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Location notes
The nearest city/town is Eastleigh, and the nearest main city is Southampton. This area is very nice and has a fantastic station.
Railway type and traffic
Normally South West Trains and Southern.
Environment
This area is a very pleasant area and is very unlikely that you will encounter problems. There are trees around the station, which offers shade throughout the day.
Road directions
From the M27, Junction 7:
Exit and follow the road, east, round towards the Sainsburys supermarket, joining the A334. Continue along the dual carriage way until you reach the roundabout. Take the first exit and follow the road, going straight over the next 4 roundabouts. When you reach the fifth, take the second exit onto Maunsell Way. Follow Maunsell Way, until you reach the next roundabout. Take the first exit, and then the station is straight ahead.

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Hedge End map co-ordinates
Parking
Yes, it is in a very safe place and is very cheap to pay.
Public transport
From Eastleigh station. Get on a train, usually from platform 3, towards Portsmouth Harbour. (South West Trains only) The station is 1 stop away from Eastleigh.

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Amenities
There is a pub and restaurant here, which is a pleasant place to eat. In here, there are toilets and a bar.
Accommodation
There is a Holiday Inn Express about 1.5 miles away, by the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
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Googly map
Streetmap links
Hedge End general view map
Hedge End close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
The station is very good for views. Heading towards Eastleigh, you can see the train coming from Eastleigh. The other direction is a short way from a corner and Botley.
Platform 1 is the best platform as it has a fantastic view down the two lines. The Sun can be behind the trees in the early evening, as the trees are extremely tall.


General views - All photographs © James Corben unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west

35028 Clan Line on the Eastleigh 100 Cathedrals Express

Fig 2 - Looking south east


Fig 2 - Looking south east

35028 Clan Line on a VSOE from Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo

Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east

Lord Nelson on the Bristolian (Looking towards Eastleigh and the main London-Weymouth line)

Fig 4 - Looking south east


Fig 4 - Looking south east

37706 en-route to Eastleigh.

Location Video


Oliver Cromwell at Hedge End

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