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Written by Joe Patrick - 13 Apr 2004
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Location notes
An urban area, in London. On the Midland MainLine about 4 miles north of St. Pancras.
Railway type and traffic
Thameslink operate stopping and non-stopping services using Class 319s. Midland MainLine services pass though the station and use HSTs, 170s and soon to be 222s.
Freight is mainly Diesel-powered - Class 60s and 66s.
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RTT Link West Hampstead Thameslink
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Although it isn't the safest of areas, you don't really get people hanging around the station due to CCTV and it being staffed.
Road directions
There is very little parking or places to leave your car, so it's best to get the train.

From the A41 Finchley Road:
Turn west between the new pulse appartment block and the Alan Day Mercedes garage onto Lymington Road. At the end turn left onto West End Lane and the station is on your right.

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West Hampstead Thameslink map co-ordinates
There are metered spots on Iverson Road, first right after the station. But parking is very scarce around North London with most places operating resident / business permits. It is probably best to get the train here.
Public transport
Thameslink operate stopping services. Silverlink Metro (NLL) and Jubilee line (tube) stations are nearby.

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One of the platforms has a kiosk with drinks and cakes. Plus a number of shops on West End Lane outside the station.
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West Hampstead Thameslink

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Streetmap links
West Hampstead Thameslink general view map
West Hampstead Thameslink close up map

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Photographic notes
The fast lines are behind a fence, so you would need steps to see them, but on frequent occasions some services end up in the Middle Lines. Linespeed isn't too high, but cross platform shots are very hard due to the large amount of platform furniture.

General views - All photographs © Joe Patrick unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south - Picture by Marcus Dawson

Fig 3 - Looking south - <i>Picture by Marcus Dawson</i>

Fig 4 - Looking north - Picture by Marcus Dawson

Fig 4 - Looking north - <i>Picture by Marcus Dawson</i>

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