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Whitstable is a busy sea-side town. The line here is the Chatham line which is served by South Eastern Trains. There is a railway station at Whitstable, but this location is to the west of the station.
Railway type and traffic
There are normally 2 trains each way every hour, and these are formed of South Eastern Electrostars these days.
However, every once in a while there are engineers trains, and steam charters.
You will find your self at a relatively quiet footbridge and no problems can be envisaged with the locals here.
You can reach this location by continuing on the footpath as mentioned in TS842, but this path is currently in a very poor condition, and during my last visit was very boggy, despite it being warm and dry!
From the station, head west along Railway Avenue. At the end, turn left down Cromwell Road and follow this road to the end. Turn left here, pass under the railway bridge, and continue on the A290. When this road starts to bend to the right, turn right into Joy Lane and follow to the public footpath sign which is roughly opposite Meteor Avenue.
Please note that this footpath does not appear on several maps, but it does exist!Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Whitstable, Joy Lane map co-ordinates
Park considerately along Joy Lane, or one of the other surrounding streets.
There is nothing at the location itself, but Whitstable has lots of lovely pubs and shops. There is also a good fish market in Whitstable where, amongst other things, you can pick up fresh cockles if they take your fancy!
There are dozens of Bed and Breakfasts in the area, particularly nearer to the town centre.
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Whitstable, Joy Lane
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Shots of east bound trains are best until late morning, after which it is best for west bound trains.
Recent tree/bush cutting has taken place here, but an annoying little tree remains to the west of the footbridge which interferes with westbound workings somewhat, but can be avoided with a shot which is more head-on than the preffered westbound shot. This location would be ideal for video footage.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west - image ©Victoria Rodhouse
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking west
Fig 4 - Looking east - image ©Victoria Rodhouse
Fig 5 - Looking east
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