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Written by Jason Cross - 03 Jan 2004
last update by Jason Cross - 04 Jan 2003
and by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
The A607 road bridge over the Leicester to Peterborough two track main line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic is a mix of Turbostars and Sprinters. Freight traffic is mostly stone traffic to and from Mountsorrel. Pendolino drags to and from the Asfordby test centre also pass this way.
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Environment
A busy road overbridge in short piece of open countryside between Syston and East Goscote.
Road directions
Take the A46 north from Leicester and turn left just north of Syston (signposted A607). Soon after leaving the A46 there is a roundabout, turn right here and follow the road to the next roundabout where you need to continue straight on. The roadbridge is reached after approx 800 yards.

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Syston Bypass bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Park on the grass verge on the left near to the top of the bridge.
Public transport
Arriva services 5/5A operate every 10 minutes from Leicester Bus Station. Service 5, every 20 minutes, operates into the estate at East Goscote, service 5A does not go into the estate but continues along the road to Rearsby.

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Amenities
None in the immediate area. The nearest shops are in Syston or East Goscote.
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Syston Bypass bridge

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Streetmap links
Syston Bypass bridge general view map
Syston Bypass bridge close up map

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Syston Bypass bridge



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Photographic notes
Still Photography Notes:
The line here runs south west to north east, so gets sun on the nose of eastbound trains in the morning until approx 10am. Although the sun does not quite get on the nose in the evening, it is possible to get a nice shot of eastbound trains on a summers evening from the north side of the line with the sun pretty much side on to the train. There is no shot from this bridge looking east as it is totally overgrown.

Video Photography Notes:
Eastbound trains are normally powering here as they are regaining speed after slowing for Syston Junction. Good zoom sequencies can be filmed here though it is not possible to do pan shots from the bridge. Any video footage taken from this bridge is likely to suffer with road noise.

Special Note:
For any train taking the Peterborough line at Syston Junction, it is possible to chase the train to this bridge from Cossington, thus enabling two shots to be taken.


General views - All photographs © Jason Cross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

Taken in the morning.

Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west

Taken in the evening.

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