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Written by Tony Rispoli - 04 Mar 2010
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Location notes
Situated on the main line from South Wales to England, just to west of the Bristol Parkway.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic is First Great Western Class 43 HSTs, classes 143, 150 and 158.
Freight is mostly DB Schenker class 66.
Not a great location after dark. The station may be ok, but probably best to avoid the footbridge.
Road directions
Leave the M5 at Junction 16: Head south on the A38. After crossing straight over the first roundabout continue down the road. When you go under a foot bridge, immediately take the exit left onto Stoke Lane. Continue down this road and at the second mini roundabout turn right onto Clay Lane and then, at the end, left on Station road to the station.

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Patchway, Bristol map co-ordinates
There is space of several vehicles either in the station car park or just before the footbridge to the east of the station.
Public transport
The station is served hourly by trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff.

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Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Patchway, Bristol

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Streetmap links
Patchway, Bristol general view map
Patchway, Bristol close up map

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Patchway, Bristol

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Photographic notes
You can shoot in both directions. Some trains, mainly those headed to Filton Abbey Wood, are stopped on the signal before the station which gives longer to get that ideal photo! There is not too much noise, however you are adjacent to Filton Airport.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 -Looking north

Fig 3 -Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking north

Location Video

Patchway clips start at 09:28.

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