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Written by Chris Nevard - 10 May 2004
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Location notes
Weybridge is a busy junction and commuter town. It is on the former London and South Western mainline to Southampton and beyond. Weybridge has had a station since 1838.
Railway type and traffic
Very busy, several trains per hour, the the line to Staines via Addlestone also see 2 trains each way per hour.
Mainly 444/450, but a few 159s running to non electric routes (Exeter).
Very occasionally the odd steam charter (rather than taking the Chertsey loop) will pass straight through Weybridge - see fig 1. UK Steam Info can be helpfull here along with SE Gen Yahoo E group.
No freight, but occasional late night engineering workings.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Weybridge Station
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Environment
Pleasant suburbia, many trees, Scots Pines being the most prolific due to the sandy soil.
Road directions
From the M25 (Junctions 11 or 12):
Follow the signs to Weybridge then to SP. Station (Heath Road / Brooklands Road). Park in Station car parks (upside and downside).
For bridges just south of station take Locke King Road off Brooklands Road or park in station car park (the down side car park) and walk through bottom of car park following railway along footpath and quiet road. At T juction walk to right up onto the bridges.

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Weybridge Station map co-ordinates
Parking
Station car park (or bridges 1/3 mile south if taking pictures there).
Public transport
Stopping services from Waterloo and Woking.

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Amenities
There is a snackbar on the station and toilets. There are several cafes and restaurants down in Weybridge (10 mins walk) including a supermarket.
Two pubs down Heath Road; The Mitre and the Volunteer. Real ale fans go to the Hop Back Brewery tied Jolly Farmer - opens 1100-1500, 1800-2300 Food only at lunchtime. This public house can be found on Princes Road, about a 10 minute walk from Station (or grab a cab, all the cabbies know of the pub!) . To walk, leave station, walk down Hanger Hill to Cricket Green and turn right looking out for Yellow Jolly Farmer pub sign on right.
Accommodation
Weybridge Hotels and Guest Houses.
Sun Compass
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Weybridge Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Weybridge Station general view map
Weybridge Station close up map

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Weybridge Station



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Photographic notes
Most parts of the station reveal good picture taking possiblities. My favourite spot is the first bridges 1/3rd of a mile south. Here a quiet road crosses both the Staines and LSWR mainline. The parapets are high on the latter (5'6"). A small step ladder may help here, otherwise the electronic viewfinder on the rear of many digital cameras can be an advantage allowing one place the camera away from ones face.
Long lenses will probably give the best results, look at putting lenses of at least 135mm into your bag if using 35mm.
The bridge immediately above the station also allows one to look north (deep cutting) as well as south overlooking the station. Heathly 'photters' may well consider the Queens Road bridge (Haynes Bridge) about a mile north of the Station. One can cut right past the Jolly Farmer on route for a pint of Summer Lightning!
Low winter light can be a problem due to deep cutting, from end of October the sun sets right along the same axis and the railway line (the line running east to west) - it may be possible to get glint.
Links to photographs at this location

Chris Nevard's Railway Photography Gallery - South


General views - All photographs © Chris Nevard unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south east


Fig 1 - Looking south east

73096 viewed from Haynes Bridge (Queens Road), Weybridge with the outward bound Cathederal's Express (Victoria - Weymouth - Victoria). Saturday 28th Feb 2004 - taken from bridge at Queens Road, about a mile north of the station

Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 3 - Looking north east


Fig 3 - Looking north east


Fig 4 - Looking north east


Fig 4 - Looking north east


Fig 5 - Looking south west



Fig 5 - Looking south west


Fig 6 - Looking east



Fig 6 - Looking east


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