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Written by Mark Bearton - 14 Jan 2005
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Network Rail have closed this foot crossing making the location unavailable.
Moss Pit is a residential area at the southern tip of Stafford and is on the line from Stafford towards Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
Railway type and traffic
There is a regular passenger service on the line of Voyagers on longer distance services and various units on the Birmingham to Liverpool services.
Freight comprises of services south of Crewe generally to the South Coast, also Infrastructure trains from Basford Hall to Bescot. West Coast services are sometimes diverted this way on weekends.
Environment
The foot crossing is little used and separates a quiet residential area from open fields.
Road directions
From the M6, Junction 13:
Head north along the A449 towards Stafford. The road crosses the Stafford to Birmingham line as it enters the start of the built up area.
Turn right immediately after the bridge and the foot crossing is facing you as the road turns parallel to the line.

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Stafford, Moss Pit map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park on the road by the crossing.
Public transport
Arriva service 8 operates every 12 minutes from Stafford town centre to Moss Pit. It operates around the estate (Burton Bank Lane) then you need to alight once it turns back onto the main A449 to return to town.
Arriva services 75 and 76 operate along the main road (A449) every 30 minutes between Stafford and Penkridge, with the 76 hourly extending to Wolverhampton.

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Amenities
There are no shops or pubs near this location. The Garth Hotel has a bar and serves food at dinner and tea/evening.
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Stafford, Moss Pit

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Photographic notes
Network Rail have closed this foot crossing making the location unavailable.
The light is best for southbound (from Stafford) trains from about 1pm, or for the rear of northbound units before. The sun is head-on at roughly 12.30. There is a bridge immediately to the south carrying the A449 over the railway, though shots in this direction are only really possible on cloudy days. To the south the line is straight for about 4 miles to Penkridge, so there is plenty of warning of approaching trains, to the north, the line is only straight to School Lane bridge, though trains are accelerating away from Stafford so rarely at full speed.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


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