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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 20 Jan 2008
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Location notes
Brading is a small 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.
Environment
A quiet crossing on the outskirts of the town. The local football ground is immediately to the west, and open fields lie to the east.
Road directions
From Ryde, head south on the A3055. As you enter Brading. Vicarge lane is the first turning on the left.
Note:
You may be better of taking the second turning which is Quay Lane. From here, a public footpath will take you to the location.

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Isle of Wight, Brading - Vicarge Lane map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is virtually impossible down Vicarge Lane, unless you can park in the football ground car-park, but this is not always possible. There is a car-park a few yards to the south, or you can always park down Quay Lane and walk those extra few yards!
Public transport
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Amenities
Plenty of small shops etc in the town centre. Please also note that Brading station now boasts a museum where drinks and snacks can also be purchased. This is open 11:00-15:00, 7 days a week.
Accommodation
There are plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and hotels in the area.
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.
Isle of Wight, Brading - Vicarge Lane

Googly map
Streetmap links
Isle of Wight, Brading - Vicarge Lane general view map
Isle of Wight, Brading - Vicarge Lane close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Isle of Wight, Brading - Vicarge Lane



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Photographic notes
Shots can be had from both sides of the line, but early morning aside, shots are generally best from the west side of the line.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


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