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Written by Marcus Dawson - 08 Jun 2007
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Location notes
The line here runs from Southampton to Bournemouth and onwards to Weymouth. The line here crosses over the Solent estuary on a low level bridge. Just to the east is Southampton docks and to the west is Totton Station. A mile or so east is Southampton Maratime Freightliner terminal.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic consists of SWT 444s to Weymouth and 158s. Virgin Voyagers also pass going to Poole.
Freight wise there are:
DB Schenker trains for the Fawley refinery, and MOD trains from Marchwood.
Freightliner trip workings to Marchwood and the FLHH to Wool also passes this location.

You may also notice units heading up towards Romsey from Redbridge.
Environment
This is a riverside park next to the Solent estuary. A reasonably quiet area, and the park could be suitable for picnics! There is also an excellent view of the estuary from here and the docks are visible just down the river.
There will be no lighting after dark.
Road directions
From the M27, Junction 3:
Head south along the M271 following the signs for Southampton docks. At the first junction come off and take the third exit, then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Test Lane. Test Lane will take you to Redbridge station. After parking walk to Redbridge Station and follow the public transport directions.

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Redbridge Flyover, Redbridge side map co-ordinates
Parking
You will need to leave your car in one of the residential streets and walk down to the station. There are about 3 spaces for cars at Redbridge station, but these are for 'rail customers only'
Public transport
From Redbridge Station walk up to the footbridge and go down on the opposite side to the station buildings. Follow this path round into the park and the location is in front of you.

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Amenities
Nothing in the immediate area. There is a large Asda on Maynard Road which is ab out 10 minutes walk back in the direction of Totton station, over the estuary.
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.
Redbridge Flyover, Redbridge side

Googly map
Streetmap links
Redbridge Flyover, Redbridge side general view map
Redbridge Flyover, Redbridge side close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Redbridge Flyover, Redbridge side



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Photographic notes
The line curves round from Totton and would suit either telephoto for the further bridges or standard lenes for the closer bridge. The lighting would suit the 9am to lunchtime window for sun.
The noise of the by pass should not be too intrusive for video recordings.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

There is a short walk way along the river wall/bank that leads to this much tighter angle on the shot.

Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 5 - Looking north west



Fig 5 - Looking north west

Across the park to the location.

Fig 6 - Looking south east



Fig 6 - Looking south east

The view of the docks from the location.

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