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Inner City, near to University accommodation close to Cardiff Central station. The bridge overlooks the lines to Newport and you can also view the Cardiff Queen Street lines.
Railway type and traffic
HSTs, Class 43s, 60s, 66s and various DMUs. Plentiful passenger and freight trains to be seen.
Quite a busy footbridge near to Cardiff Central station. Quite a few locals will pass you, mostly students, but other than the occasional funny look you should not have any problem. I was there for the best part of 2 hours and had no problems at all.
From the M4, Junction 29 westbound only:
Follow the A48(M) and continue when it becomes the A48. Then follow the directions below.From the M4, Junction 30:
Take the A4232 south and get on the A48 continuing south.
Follow the A48 into Cardiff using the signs to Cardiff Central Station as a guide, once in the City center you will come to a set of traffic lights and the A4160, Fitzlan Place will be on your left take this and follow this road round till you reach a large block of white flats, Pellet Street is on the left.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Pellet Street Footbridge, Cardiff map co-ordinates
Pellet Street has an NCP Car Park.
Take the train to Cardiff Central. Exit the main entrance and turn right, follow the railway line until you pass under the Queen Street lines. Shortly after that you will see Pellet Street.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Cardiff has all the usual facilites that a city would offer.
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Pellet Street Footbridge, Cardiff
Pellet Street Footbridge, Cardiff general view map
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Pellet Street Footbridge, Cardiff
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You can shoot in both directions, and you can even incorporate trains heading into and out of Queen Street. No issues with sunlight during my visit.
General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking west
Fig 4 - Looking west
Fig 5 - Looking east
Fig 6 - Looking east
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