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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
last update by Marcus Dawson - 12 Oct 2015
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Location notes
Following the demolition of the original station building this is now a crossing only location.
Felixstowe is Suffolk's, and indeed England's, largest port complex. Located at the coastal tip of a flat peninsula bordered by the Rivers Deben and Orwell and the North sea, with the county town of Ipswich on its northern inland edge. By road the port is about 10 miles west of Ipswich.
Railway type and traffic
Being a container port the traffic is purely intermodal workings. DB Schenker and Freightliner and GBRf operate services with class 66s dominating, however class 70s are known to appear on the occasional working for Freightliner. The station line is the main access route to the South Docks terminal. It is possible to access the Central terminal but this is a secondary route and is only used in an emergency, such as in the event of a derailment or failure.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Felixstowe Beach Station
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A seaside Suffolk town. Fairly quiet and sedate.
Road directions
Follow the A14 into Felixstowe. At the first roundabout take the 2nd exit (Straight across) and continue along this road. When you cross the railway at the level crossing the station is on your left.

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Felixstowe Beach Station map co-ordinates
There are numerous pay and display car parks and road side parking spots.
Public transport
The walk from Felixstowe Town station to the location is around 1 1/2 miles.
First, service 77, calls at Talcon Road which is about a minutes walk from the location.

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There are plenty of fish and chip shops on the sea front and a McDonalds drive through is located off the first roundabout into Felixstowe. There is also a small local store at the sea front end of station road.
See the virtual Felixstowe website
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Felixstowe Beach Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Felixstowe Beach Station general view map
Felixstowe Beach Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Felixstowe Beach Station

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Photographic notes
Trains pass through the station in both directions hauling frieghtliners to and from the docks. They can also sit in the Creek Sidings just south of the station for a long time.
The station has been disused now for many years and as a result the ipswich platform end is quite overgrown with weeds, there are currently (Oct 2015) some portacabins in the station area which may indicate redevelopment, but the 'car park' remains closed off. These portacabins would be visible in Fig1.
The tracks run north to south and so early in the morning the trains pass through the shadow of the station.
The crossing is well lit so trains can be viewed at all hours.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - GB tour Day 5

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Arriving at the docks.

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

From the road a shunter heads out of the docks before reversing back.

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Looking towards the docks from the 'sea' side of the crossing.

Fig 4 - Looking south

Fig 4 - Looking south

From the roadside opposite the level crossing.

Location Video

Being a roadside location members of the public can often be curious as to what you are doing....

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