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Written by Markus - 06 Sep 2011
last update by James Mayl - 06 Sep 2011
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Location notes
Millbrook station is very close to Southampton city centre and is on the Southampton to Bournemouth main line.
Railway type and traffic
You will see 444s and 450s running from Poole and Bournemouth, 158s on Southampton to Sailsbury and Portsmouth to cardiff Central, Cross country services.
There is a Freightliner depot visible from station, this services the docks and is usually home to a few 66s and the odd 70. Freightliner and DB Schenker workings from the docks can be viewed here.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Millbrook Station
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Environment
The station is close enough from Southampton central to walk, there is a foot path/cycle path that goes from the long stay car park along the side of the tracks straight to the station.
The docks are on one side of the station and one of the main roads out of Southampton is on the other side, this road is very busy so expect a lot of noise.
There are no ticket barriers at Millbrook.
Road directions
Its best to park in one of Southampton's many car parks and either walk or catch a train or bus

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Millbrook Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small 'lay-by' at the base of the foot bridge which is accessed from the entrance slip road to the A33 from Paynes Road. This is suitable for one or two cars, but if you are going for a special then allow time to find somewhere else. What space there is in nearby streets are taken up by people parking and then walking into work.
The large car park to the south of the station is part of the docks.
Public transport
Swt run an hourly service to Millbrook.
Wilts and Dorest 6 Bluestar 8,9,11,12 First 21 and Dorset sprinter X5 all stop at Millbrook station the 8 and 9 run a 20 min service.

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Amenities
There are no toilets on the station and the nearest shops selling food are a 5 minute walk away or in the city centre.
Accommodation
Southampton is full of hotels and B&B's BUT book well in advance as many places go to the thousands of cruise ship passengers that pass through Southampton every week.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Millbrook Station

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Millbrook Station general view map
Millbrook Station close up map

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Photographic notes
The station is roughly south east to north west, with the foot bridge giving uncluttered angles throughout the day.
Videographers will be affected by noise from both the docks and the A33.


General views - All photographs © Markus unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west - Image James Mayl


Fig 1 - Looking west - <i>Image  James Mayl</i>


Fig 2 - Looking west - Image James Mayl


Fig 2 - Looking west - <i>Image  James Mayl</i>


Fig 3 - Looking east - Image James Mayl


Fig 3 - Looking east - <i>Image  James Mayl</i>


Fig 4 - Looking west - Image James Mayl


Fig 4 - Looking west - <i>Image  James Mayl</i>


Fig 5 - Looking east - Image James Mayl



Fig 5 - Looking east - <i>Image  James Mayl</i>

A 66 in the docks.

Fig 6 - Looking west



Fig 6 - Looking west


Fig 7 - Looking west



Fig 7 - Looking west


Fig 8 - Looking east



Fig 8 - Looking east


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