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Written by Ramel Hamilton - 16 Jul 2006
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Location notes
A bridge located on the South Eastern Mainline out of Victoria/Blackfriars, just south of Bromley South Station, in South East London/Kent. It is a 5-10 minute walk from Bromley Town Centre, which has a large shopping centre called 'The Glades', plus the high street which has an extensive range of shops and larger stores.
Railway type and traffic
South Eastern Trains Classes 375/465/466, Eurostar 373s and the Pullman VSOE which runs a few times a week with class 67s.
Freightwise, DB Schenker Class 66/67/92. DRS Classes 20/37/47 once or twice a week on the Dungeness flask or stoneblower which passes through around 18:30. Note that these run as required and the days they run varies.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Bromley, Wendover Road Bridge
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Environment
It is a quiet residential road just of the main road. You might get a few local kids playing around but it is not a dangerous location.
Please note: The side facing London has no pavement, so be careful, despite the fact it is not a busy road.
Road directions
From the M25, junction 4:
Follow the A21 towards Bromley. You will know Wendover Road is near when you see the Halfords.

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Bromley, Wendover Road Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
This is a quiet residential road, so parking for any length of time is not advisable. There are car parks in Bromley Town Centre, in the Waitrose is probably the nearest one.
Public transport
Take a bus from Bromley town centre towards Bromley Common. The 61, 208, 261, 336, 358 or 402 all provide this service. This is a 2 minute journey. Get off near the Halfords, and walk back until you reach Wendover Road.

Take a train to Bromley South. When you come out of the station, turn left. You should see a Waitrose. Keep walking until you reach the top of the incline. Turn right and walk towards the Halfords. Before you reach there, there is a side road called Wendover Road. Turn left into Wendover Road and the bridge is a 3 minute walk away. The foot bridge is located to the south of the road bridge. This is essentially a small fence and nobody should have a problem seeing over it. There is no footpath facing towards Bromley South Station.

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Amenities
Bromley Town centre is a 5 to 10 minute walk away. Several restaurants or take - aways to suit all.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Bromley, Wendover Road Bridge

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Streetmap links
Bromley, Wendover Road Bridge general view map
Bromley, Wendover Road Bridge close up map

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Bromley, Wendover Road Bridge



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Photographic notes
Light is pretty good. Example shots were taken at 11:30am in June, but was a cloudy day, so the sun was not a problem. Really, you should only shoot trains coming from the south, as there is no footpath facing towards the station. But, the road is not a busy one. The trees may generate a gentle wind, but not a big problem for videographers.


General views - All photographs © Ramel Hamilton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


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