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Written by Derek Walker - 16 Apr 2012
last update by Steve Bratt - 03 Mar 2016
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Location notes
Casey Lane is just outside Crewe about 3 miles from Crewe Station. This location is right by Basford Hall Junction and there is room to park about 8 cars. This location is on the WCML with passenger and freight workings.
Railway type and traffic
All type of classes of trains.
Environment
This location is on a railway bridge and a field next to the bridge.
Road directions
From the M6, Junction 16:
Head west along the A500 towards Nantwich and Chester. Cross the roundabout and continue along the dual carriageway. You will see Basford Hall yard on the right and shortly after this, at the roundabout, take the B5071 towards Shavington. Passing through the village there is a left turn towards Basfrod and Weston which you need to take. Follow this road and you will cross the WCML again, shortly after you do this there is a right tuen onto Casey Lane. The parking is just before the bridge.

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Casey Lane, Basford Hall Junction map co-ordinates
Parking
There is room for about 8 cars.
Public transport
On Foot:
From the station turn left at first set of traffic lights, left at next junction passing Crewe Alexandra football club on the left, keep on this road and eventually you will pass under the railway. A little while after this turn right at the first roundabout and follow this road along and over the A500 dual Carriageway and into Shavington village. Continue to the junction with Weston lane and follow the signs towards Weston. Eventually you will cross over the railway on a birdge, this is not the location. Continue along and you will reach Casey Lane on the right, turn down here and you will reach the bridge and the location.


There is a usable bus service which almost links Crewe station to this location. Follow walking directions to just past the football stadium, by the car park.
Bus 44 runs hourly weekdays from this stop to Dodds Bank which is the corner with the shops where you turn for Basford. This will save around 40 minutes of walking.
Bus 39 runs less frequently from the same stop but this turns at Dodds Bank and goes to Basford which is even better.

There is also a bus route on the east side of the railway. From outside the hotel across the road from Crewe station take route 85 (7 day service) to Weston Stepping Stones Nursery. Then walk down Whites Lane at the side of the nursery. This lane has no footpath but is reasonably quiet. It runs through to Dodds Bank but for Casey Lane turn left when you see the first railway bridge (do not go to the first bridge).

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Amenities
No toilets nearest shops about 1.5 miles away.
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Casey Lane, Basford Hall Junction

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Photographic notes
You can take photos and videos from both directions but only from the western side of the line. The field to the east is a private paddock. Steps may be helpful to get over the bank side for trains heading north into Crewe, but the field nature of the location steps may 'sink'.
There is no real shot from the bridge as the WCML OLE Gantries obscure the view.


General views - All photographs © Derek Walker unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south

From the south west side of the bridge.

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

From the south west side of the bridge.

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