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Written by Craig Allan - 16 Feb 2004
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Location notes
Just east of East Boldon Metro station, 8 miles east of Newcastle Central.
Railway type and traffic
Metro's every 5/10 minutes in each direction. 2 trains per hour to and from Sunderland and the occasional Transpennine and freight service.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Blue House Crossing
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East Boldon is a small town to the West of Sunderland. The crossing is next to a farm on open land. The track from the road can be quite muddy so a sturdy pair of shoes/boots are recommended.
Road directions
From the A1(M)
At the Washington Service Area join the A194(M) (Stay in the right hand lane) and follow the signs to the Tyne Tunnel. At the Testos roundabout take the second exit, singed for Sunderland North, on to the A184. East Bouldon is two miles along this road.

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Blue House Crossing map co-ordinates
Roadside parking near the location.
Public transport
Plenty of Metro's and Busses to East Boldon, the crossing is 10/15 minutes walk (about a mile) from there.

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There are shops and a pub at East Boldon.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Blue House Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Blue House Crossing general view map
Blue House Crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Blue House Crossing

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Photographic notes
The area is fairly flat and trains can be heard approaching.
The line is quite straight, so trains can be seen from quite a distance.
Links to photographs at this location

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General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

View looking towards Sunderland

Fig 4 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

The view towards Newcastle

Fig 5 - Looking west

Fig 5 - Looking west

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