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Written by Christopher Ward - 08 Aug 2006
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Location notes
Brockenhurst is a small town on the south coast between Southampton and Bournemouth, in the middle of the New Forest. Southampton is the nearest city around 10 miles away, with Lymington the nearest similar sized town at around 3 miles. The town is served by the Bournemouth - Southampton line.
Railway type and traffic
The line has a regular sequence of 442 Wessex Electrics and 220 / 221 Voyagers, plus 450s on the stopping services to Southampton (2 hourly) and Wareham / Poole (hourly) and the SWT heritage 3 CIGs on the Lymington services.
The town is a small town in the middle of the New Forest, and is largely trouble free.
Road directions
From the M27 at Southampton follow the road toward Ringwood and turn toward Beulieu motor museum. Then follow signs toward Brockenhurst from there.

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Brockenhurst Station map co-ordinates
There is a car park behind platform 1 which is fairly secure and visible.
Public transport
Train is the best way, direct trains from Waterloo, Southampton, Basingstoke, Reading, Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Weymouth.

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There are toilets on the station, plus a small cafe. The main town centre is outside the station and to the left, and a pub is just outside the station.
There is a hotel around half a mile away toward Southampton.
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.
Brockenhurst Station

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Brockenhurst Station general view map
Brockenhurst Station close up map

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Brockenhurst Station

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Photographic notes
The light is generally good throughout the day, but obviously tends to favour shots to the east or west as the sun moves around during the day. No problems with low sun as both ways is fairly clear but the station awnings cause large shadows.

General views - All photographs © Christopher Ward unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 4 - Looking south

Fig 4 - Looking south

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