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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 22 Jul 2007
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Location notes
This location is a footbridge to the South-east of Shortlands Station.
Railway type and traffic
Most traffic is operated by South Eastern Trains, featuring 375, 465/6.
Most freight workings are operated by DB Schenker 66 and 92s, although other workings can often provide a nice surprise!
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RTT Link Shortlands
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Environment
A quiet footbridge which is used to link residential areas either side of the line.
Road directions
From Shortland station, head west on the A222, and when you have passed under the railway, turn left into Shortlands Road. You only travel a few yards before you need to take another left, this time into Valley Road. You will shortly come across a couple of junctions on the right-hand side - Kingswood Road, and Mays Hill road. The location is opposite here on the left, at the bottom of Mays Hill Road.

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Shortlands map co-ordinates
Parking
There are several places on the main road where you can park, but no parking is allowed between the hours of 12:00 - 14:00 Monday - Saturday, although parking is currently okay on Sundays. You may prefer to walk the short distance from Shortlands station.
Public transport
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Amenities
Nothing at the location itself, but nearby Bromley has much to offer.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Shortlands

Googly map
Streetmap links
Shortlands general view map
Shortlands close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
Good shots of East-bound trains can be had all morning, and up until the early afternoon, after this time, the location is better for west-bound workings.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west

Shots from the base of the bridge can be difficult due to the barbed wire....

Fig 5 - Looking west



Fig 5 - Looking west

....but the taller, more agile, or steps equipped photographer may be able to overcome this situation.

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