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Ryde is a large sea-side town on the Isle of Wight.
Railway type and traffic
The line currently operates half a dozen class 483 units which were converted from ex 1938 underground stock in 1988. There are 2 trains in each direction every hour, generally in 20 and 40 minute intervals.
This is a built-up urban area of the town.
This location is within walking distance from Ryde St.Johns station. From here, exit the car-park and turn left walking up St.Johns Road. Then take the next right which is Monkton Street. Follow this street for a short while and turn down the second road on your right (Rink Road) and walk to the over bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Isle of Wight, Ryde - Rink Road map co-ordinates
You can park in the station car-park, or in one of the many side streets in the area.
There are plenty of shops, cafes etc in Ryde centre. A few corner shops are situated close by, and Ryde St.Johns station has toilet facilities.
There are plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and hotels in the area.
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Isle of Wight, Ryde - Rink Road
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This location is best when shooting north, although you can also take photographs in the opposite direction (figures 3 and 4) but these shots are messy/overgrown, and the sun can also make things difficult in this direction.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking south
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