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Written by Paul Standley - 01 Mar 2006
last update by Jason Cross - 01 Mar 2006
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Location notes
Welford Road is to the south of Leicester Station and close to both the Rugby and Football grounds.
Railway type and traffic
All rail traffic that heads south from Leicester Station will pass this location:
HSTs, Meridians, 156s, 158s, 170s.
Plus the occasional freight with DB Schenker or Freightliner 66s.
Environment
An urban location, adjacent to main arterial road into Leicester. The north facing side of the bridge is a separate pedestrian bridge adjacent to the main bridge carrying Welford Road over the Midland Mainline.
Road directions
Head for the junction of the Inner Ring Road A594 and Welford Road A5199. Location is about 100m south of this junction.

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Leicester, Welford Road Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Nearby Morrisons Supermarket on the former cattle market site has a 2 hour parking restriction. The bridge is to the east of the supermarket and is accessible via a flight of steps leading directly from the car park to Welford Road.
Public transport
Any bus taking the Welford Road from the City Centre.

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Amenities
Nearby Morrisons superstore has toilets and offers a wide selection of food and drinks plus a restaurant.
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.
Leicester, Welford Road Bridge

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Streetmap links
Leicester, Welford Road Bridge general view map
Leicester, Welford Road Bridge close up map

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Leicester, Welford Road Bridge



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Photographic notes
Due to the large embankment sides and closed in nature of the location this is best for southbound shots during the middle part of the day when the sun is to the south. Early mornings or dull days will give results of the south facing shot, but there is little warning of approaching trains. For the shot of northbound trains you will have to walk off the pedestrian bridge and cross Welford Road. Then to see over the bridge parapet you will need steps as the sides are about 7 foot high and about 2 foot wide.


General views - All photographs © Paul Standley unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Photo Jason Cross


Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Photo   Jason Cross</i>


Fig 2 - Looking south - Photo Jason Cross


Fig 2 - Looking south - <i>Photo   Jason Cross</i>


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