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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
last update by Richard Allen - 20 Aug 2006
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Location notes
Situated on the East Coast Main Line 27 miles north of London Kings Cross. This is the site of the former Stevenage station, before the new town was build.
Railway type and traffic
The southern part of the ECML plays host to mainly Great Northern and Virgin East Coast services, some freight services. This section is four tracks.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Stevenage Old Town
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Environment
This location is off an industrial units car park. There is a fair amount of people moving around but this should not be a problem as you would be standing at the back of the units, out of the way.
Road directions
From the A1, junction 8:
Take the A602 into Stevenage. Cross straight over two roundabouts (2nd exits) watching for the speed cameras after the 1st roundabout. continue down the dual carriageway and you will enter a 1 way system. Follow the system all the way round. Once you have are facing north again keep left and when you have almost have reached the place where you entered the system turn left into Julians Road. Just as the road bears right there is a left turning, opposite the pub, which will lead you into the Julians Road industrial units take this and park here. The location is behind the unit buildings.

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Stevenage Old Town map co-ordinates
Parking
The industrial units have visitors parking but check where you park your car could get clamped if you park in a restricted space.
Public transport
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Amenities
There is a pub located on the entrance to the industrial units, and Stevenage old town has many pubs (About 10), several restaurants, and a couple of newsagents
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Stevenage Old Town

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Streetmap links
Stevenage Old Town general view map
Stevenage Old Town close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Stevenage Old Town



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Photographic notes
The main view from this location is facing south. The view to the north is framed/blocked by a road bridge. The line is in a cutting and between houses so the light in the morning can be a bit dark.

Note that high palisade fencing has now been erected by the line side at this site so a set of steps will be needed. There do not appear to be any gaps in the fence line, unfortunately.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - GN Water Canons
Rail-net - The Capital Whistler


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 -Facing South


Fig 1 -Facing South


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