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In the East Anglian region near Chelmsford in Essex, the line is the Great Eastern main line between London Liverpool street and Norwich.
Railway type and traffic
Half-hourly Express services from London Liverpool Street - Norwich, two in each direction per hour. National Express utilise their class 90 fleet, Mk3 coaches and Driving Van Trailers for these services. Otherwise class 321s and 360s operating from London Liverpool Street to Braintree, Witham, Colchester Town, Clacton, Harwich and Ipswich.
The number of freights often exceeds 30 in any 24-hour period, the majority being Freightliners to and from the port of Felixstowe, hauled by class 66/86 and 90s - in addition to these, DB Schenker operate several flows to and from Felixstowe, Marks Tey, Harwich Parkestone Quay, Acton Yard and Hayes. GBRf operate two daily Intermodal trains from Felixstowe to Hams Hall in Birmingham, and DRS run a once weekly nuclear flask train from Willesden Brent to Sizewell.
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A quiet rural location in Essex.
From the A12
Turn off where the signs are that denote Hatfield Peveral and turn left, follow the road (the high street
) until you see a parade of small shops, just after that, there is a road called Station Road, turn left down there until you come to the station forecourt.
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Large car park with excellent views of the trains from it.
One train per hour in each direction, the XX:48 from London Liverpool Street to Braintree, which takes 42 minutes, or the XX:00 from Braintree to London Liverpool street which takes 20 minutes. There are more trains that stop at Hatfield Peverel during the morning/evening peak.
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The Station Toilets are open from 06:15-18:30 weekdays and 06:15-13:00 Saturdays, closed on Sundays.
A Chip shop (Mr Chips) and Post Office are 5 minute walk from the station: Out of the station and walk up Station Road, over the A12, as you reach a T-Junction, bear right and the chip shop sign is visible, situated along a row of small shops. Ample car parking, cost is £3 per day after 9.00am on Weekdays, £2 per day on Saturdays.
Family run B+B nearby, in easy walking distance of the station:
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Sun is low early morning and the station is extremely shadowy, from 10:30-11:00 onwards, the sun comes round far, and high enough and is very good for shots in both directions, In winter from 15:00 onwards, the sun is positioned at an angle where only trains heading towards London are phottable as you are looking straight into the sun for trains heading towards Witham, and Colchester. The Light is generally good. For videographers, the station is generally very quiet, although the noise of the A12, and the nearby dairy is vaguely audible if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction.
General views - All photographs © James Welham unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west
From the platform.
Fig 2 - Looking south west
From the station car park, steps woudl be an advantage here.
Fig 3 - Looking north east
From the station car park, steps woudl be an advantage here.
Fig 4 - Looking north east
Fig 5 - Looking north east
From the station overbridge.
Fig 6 - Looking north east
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