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Written by Marcus Dawson - 16 Oct 2004
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Location notes
An outer suburban station on the East Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger:
East Coast Inter-City services using class 91 + MkIV coaches (loco usually on north end), HSTs ); First Capital Connect inner and outer suburban services using class 313 and 365 EMUs; and Hull Trains class 222 DMUs.

Freight:
Almost none during day light hours - the limited freight workings usually go via Hertford North. However, in the autumn there are usually daytime water cannon trains this way.
Environment
A large commuter village in Hertfordshire. The station is staffed during peak hours and has CCTV coverage.
Road directions
Southbound From the A1(M) Junction 3:
Come off at the junction and head south on the road that runs parallel to the motorway passing the university on your left. At the next roundabout take the first exit and follow the directions below.

Northbound From the A1(M) Junction 2:
Take the second exit at the roundabout, straight across and head down the road to the next roundabout. At this roundabout take the third exit on to the dual carriageway. The road singles, just after you cross the ECML, carry on until the next roundabout. Here take the second exit (right turn) and the next right is the turning into the station car park.

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Welham Green map co-ordinates
Parking
The station has a car park.
Public transport
First Capital Connect outer suburban services from Moorgate call here.

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Amenities
The Travellers Lane industrial estate will often have 'burger van' type catering. There are a couple of village shops in Welham Green - turn right out of the station and walk up the road.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Welham Green

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Streetmap links
Welham Green general view map
Welham Green close up map

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Photographic notes
The line runs north to south through this location, so is best suited for a southbound shot to get the sun right. Having the fast roads in the centre means there is a possibility of a passing slow service blocking your view, this is unlikely but possible. There is little extraneous noise that would hamper video.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - DPS Charter


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


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