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Scunthorpe station is located in the centre of the town Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire and is served by the route from Doncaster to Wrawby Junction (Barnetby). The station itself is around a 5-10 minute walk from the main shopping area and bus station in the town.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services are in the hands of First Transpennine Express units; 170 and 185 from Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport and vice versa. Northern units 142/144/153 and odd 150s and 158s between Scunthorpe / Sheffield and Lincoln run hourly throughout the day. Freight services are in the hands of DB Schenker, Freightliner and Gbrf on various workings these are usually biomass / binliners / coal / oil and steel workings and the odd test trains which usually throw up a 31 or 37/97. There is also a once a month container working from Felixstowe/Hams Hall on a Saturday evening and many light engine movements.
Link to Real Time Trains
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A town environment as the station is situated in the centre of the town but still best to be on guard in case any of the nights delightful characters decide to pop out. Lights are on all night on the station and it is open all night via the side gate near the footbridge so an all night stay is possible although not as busy during the week for freight at night as it is on a Sunday night.
Coming from an easterly direction turn off the M180 at Junction 4 and head towards the A18 westbound and follow this down to the bottom of the hill and cross the first roundabout. At the second roundabout take the third exit and follow the main road that runs parallel to the steelworks station signposted most of the way up. From the west turn off the M180 at junction 3 and onto the M181 follow to the end until the roundabout take the third exit heading east. Station signposted all the way from there.
Morning shots are best taken looking west on platform 2 as the sun is bad looking east. Both ends can be ok for shots as the sun moves round towards the south. Evening shots are best taken looking east as the sun is bad looking west. Some freights do use the avoider behind the station and this can be irritating at night as there is no light and very difficult to see.
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