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Written by Steven Thomas - 13 Jan 2008
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Location notes
Northfleet station is on the North Kent Line between Dartford and Gravesend. The station is 400 metres from the recently opened Ebbsfleet International station.
Railway type and traffic
The station has a good variety of both freight and passenger units. South Eastern classes 376, 465 and 466s serve the station and at times speed pass.
Freight-wise you get Freightliner 66s and DB Schenker 59s 60s and 66s passing by light engine and with freight.
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RTT Link Northfleet Station
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Northfleet station is mostly quiet during the day but its best avoided at night, its not too far from both Northfleet and Gravesend town centres.
Road directions
From the M25, Junction 2:
Go on the A2 heading east (signposted Canterbury, Dover) and get off where its signposted Gravesend (W) A2260, go along the A2260 then the A226 towards Northfleet then you should see the high street and the station is signposted.

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Northfleet Station map co-ordinates
There is parking outside the station but its very limited.
Public transport
Northfleet is easy to get to by bus, Arriva Kent Thameside routes 480, 490, 455 and 499 all go near the station so does the Fastrack services.

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There is a Fish and Chip shop just outside the station, unfortunately there are no toilets nearby.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Northfleet Station

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Streetmap links
Northfleet Station general view map
Northfleet Station close up map

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Northfleet Station

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Photographic notes
The light is good all day but in winter the low lying sun can ruin shots taken from platform 1.
Platform 2 has the best views as you can see trains coming from the west from quite far.

General views - All photographs © Steven Thomas unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Eastbound workings can be see approaching from over the hedge.

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