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Written by Marcus Dawson - 08 Feb 2004
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Location notes
Sandy station is on the East Coast Main Line, about 44 miles north of London and about 30 miles south of Peterborough.
Railway type and traffic
Standard southern ECML traffic.
Great Northern services from London Kings Cross and Peterborough formed of 313s, 317ís, 321s and 365ís. East Coast Expresses to the north with HSTís or 91+MKIVís. Hull trains 180s.
Freight on this section of the ECML is sparse. There is a Biggleswade - Heck Plasmor block working. Freightliner and DB Schenker 66 also operate the odd train during the day. Some GBRf operated infrastructure traffic may also pass through.
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Environment
Sandy is a small, quiet town in Bedfordshire.
Road directions
From the A1 junction with the A603 take the turn into Sandy. Follow the road and at the next roundabout take exit number three (right turn) and follow this along till you reach the station which will be on your right.

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Sandy Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a station car park and street parking close by.
Public transport
By WAGN Rail - Adobe Acrobat format

By Stagecoach bus

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Amenities
There is a small cafe on the station and the high street has a number of shops.
Accommodation
There is a motorway lodge on the A1.
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Sandy Station

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Photographic notes
The station is on a fast section of the East Coast Main Line.
Directly to the south the line curves into the station from a long straight. The track then curves gently through the station and continues this curve northwards with a noticeable cant through the station. There is little around to cast major shadows.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

The curve to the north of the station also has a slight grade to it.

Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south


Fig 6 - Looking south



Fig 6 - Looking south


Fig 7 - Looking south



Fig 7 - Looking south


Fig 8 - Looking south



Fig 8 - Looking south

The southbound track runs straight from about 2 miles to the south of the station.

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