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Written by Kevin Lee - 25 Mar 2007
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Location notes
A road bridge over the Portsmouth Direct to/from Waterloo about 4 miles south of Petersfield.
Railway type and traffic
3 trains per hour between London Waterloo and Portsmouth (450/444) as well as the Holybourne - Fawley tank train which runs around 10:30 north and 15:00 south on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Environment
A road bridge on a busy country road in a fairly rural area. The bridge has very narrow verges and the cars are going pretty fast.
Road directions
Exit the A3 onto the B2070 to Petersfield. From the north turn right at the roundabout at the end of the slip-road, from the south take the road under the A3 and go straight on at the roundabout.
The road is signposted to Buriton, the bridge is a couple of hundred yards ahead with a lay by on the right.

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Buriton, Greenway Lane map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park in the lay by just before the bridge.
Public transport
Stagecoach Number 38 bus, (Timetable PDF), runs from Portsmouth/Havant to Petersfield and stops on the B2070 just before the roundabout.

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Amenities
No amenities in the local area, if you head back to the roundabout and turn right you can follow the road into the large town of Petersfield. Alternatively if you continue to the east the village of Buriton is about a mile away.
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Buriton, Greenway Lane

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Buriton, Greenway Lane general view map
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Photographic notes
The line here is aligned roughly north - south, shots are possible either way and from either side of the line, but the line is on a sharp bend meaning that morning shots are on the inside of the curve, so you'll loose the back of the longer trains. For this reason a wide'ish angle lens is recommended, you also need to be on your toes as you get very little warning of approaching trains.
Due to the road noise and limited warning of approaching trains (and lack of space on the bridge for a tripod!) video would not necessarily be good at this location.


General views - All photographs © Kevin Lee unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


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