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Written by James Mayl - 22 May 2005
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Location notes
A rural station on the Berks and Hants line between Newbury and Hungerford.
Railway type and traffic
Berks and Hants mainline from Reading to Exeter. Expect Intercitys, Adelantes (180s), and Thames Trains 165s.
DB Schenker and Hanson freights.
Environment
Rural - open fields. The Kennet and Avon canal runs close to the railway.
Road directions
Take the A4 towards Hungerford from Newbury and follow the road for approximately 6 miles. You will come to a crossroads with Kintbury signposted to your left. If coming from the Hungerford direction, drive for approximately 3 miles to the same crossroads.

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Kintbury map co-ordinates
Parking
The station has a small car-park, and there is a British Waterways free car park next to the railway / canal.
Public transport
Thames Trains run a half-hourly service from Reading to Bedwyn. There are no buses.

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Amenities
There are toilets in the British Waterways car park - although these may be locked. There is also a pub just across the canal from the car park. The main town is 1 minutes drive / 5 minutes walk from the station and has a local store and 2 more pubs.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Kintbury

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Streetmap links
Kintbury general view map
Kintbury close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Kintbury



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Photographic notes
The sun appears to be practically overhead most of the day, as the line runs roughly east-west.
Links to photographs at this location

UK Railpics - Didcot and Kintbury


General views - All photographs © James Mayl unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

From the footbridge

Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east

From the footbridge

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