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Written by Dr. John Binch - 10 Sep 2007
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Location notes
The location is on a road bridge over the line between Nottingham railway station and Mansfield Junction in Nottingham city centre.
It is about about ten minutes walk from Nottingham station and Broad Marsh Bus Station, and is ideally reached via Queens Drive (A453).
Railway type and traffic
The line sees both passenger and freight services. Central Trains and Midland Mainline operate passenger services to various destinations including Birmingham New Street, Cardiff Central, Derby, Lincoln Central, Liverpool Lime Street, Leicester, London St. Pancras, Manchester Piccadilly, Mansfield, Norwich, Sheffield, and Worksop.
Freight services include oil and coal trains from Immingham operated by DB Schenker and Freightliner Heavyhaul.
Environment
The location is in the city centre on a busy road.
The location is well lit at night and is away from pubs and clubs.
Road directions
From the railway station turn left along Carrington Street.
At the junction, bear right down Water Street West (A6008) and then onto Queens Drive (A453).
Castle Bridge Road is then on the right at a T junction controlled by traffic lights.

From the A52, at Wilford Take the A543 eastwards and after about 1 1/2 miles the road bears right, Castle Bridge Road is on the left after the traffic lights.

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Nottingham, Castle Road Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is no safe parking available at the location, but there are plenty of patrolled pay and display car parks near by. The nearest is a NCP facility adjacent to the station.
Public transport
Several bus services pass near the location down Queens Drive (A453) mainly to or from Broadmarsh Bus Station.

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Amenities
There are no toilets or shops at the location but such facilities are available within a short walk.
Accommodation
There are many bed and breakfasts and hotels in Nottingham city centre to suit every budget.
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Nottingham, Castle Road Bridge

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Photographic notes
The line runs roughly in and East to West direction, and so bear this in mind regarding the sun.
Good views can be obtained in both directions, with Nottingham station (looking East) and Mansfield Junction (looking West) both visible.
The bridge parapet is a little high and so a step ladder may prove useful.


General views - All photographs © Dr. John Binch unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking East


Fig 3 - Looking East


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