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Written by Carlos Ferran - 10 May 2014
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Location notes
Littleport is a small town situated near the River Great Ouse in the Fens on Norfolk. The Fen line connecting Cambridge to Kings Lynn passes through here.
Railway type and traffic
Most, if not, all the traffic you'll see are Great Northern and Greater Anglia Class 365's but Great Northern 317s and 321s make an occasional appearance.
There is also a regular (usually every few days) freight service to Middleton Towers, this is usually class 66 hauled.
If they send a special, you may see the odd Class 47/57, RHTT trains, but that's it. Since the line north of the station is single track, you're looking at 2-3 trains an hour. Despite the lack of trains, it has (as of October 2013) a staffed signal box and wooden gates just south of the station.
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RTT Link Littleport
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Environment
The place is quite peaceful despite it being fairly close to the A10. The station is not in a bad neighbourhood, so you shouldn't have any problems. Besides, the signalman should see it all. There are trees around so it can provide some shade, and act as a wind block.
Road directions
From Ely, take the A10 north to Littleport. On the roundabout near the BP Petrol Station, take a right on Wisbech Road and follow it until you see the BR station sign of Littleport. Take a left and park in the car park.
From the east, take the A1101 or A10. once you crossed over the river, take a right at Lynn Road until you see a signal box, and then the BR sign. take a right and park up.

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Littleport map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park in the car park, but it'll cost you. The weekends however are free. You can park elsewhere in town as well.
Public transport
Take any FC or GA service from Cambridge or Ely to Littleport.

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Amenities
There's a BP petrol station nearby, but that is it. The nearest town with facilities is Ely.
Accommodation
Ely should have the hotels you're looking for.
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Littleport

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Streetmap links
Littleport general view map
Littleport close up map

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Photographic notes
The station is on a curve, with the platform opposite of the car park on the inside bend. Lighting can be had throughout the day. Watch out for shadows. I suggest the inside platform unless lighting is your priority.


General views - All photographs © Carlos Ferran unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


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