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Bentley Foot crossing is located around 6 miles south of Ipswich on the A137. It is located on the Great Eastern Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services to London and Norwich, NXEA 90s and MkIIIs, but also Lowestoft and peterborough. In peak hours there are some trains that terminate at Ipswich. These will be operated by Class 360s,321s or a 170 Turbostar.
You will see a reasonable amount of traffic including Intermodal traffic to and from Felixstowe and the West Coast Main Line.
The location is pretty secluded. There is about 3 or 4 houses around the area. The Crossing is always quiet except when a train is passing.
Farmers fields surround the railway. But the farmer is quite friendly but just don't do anything to his field that you would not want doing to your field!
Park your car on the grass verge to the left it will be very safe there if you leave enough room for the farmer and his tractor to get through.
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There are no amenities in the area you would have to make a drive to Manningtree or Ipswich.
There are many B&Bs in Ipswich and Manningtree.
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Bentley Foot Crossing, Ipswich
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There is are always shadows in the evening due to trees behind you.
You do get plenty of warning of oncoming trains they sound there horn around 3 times.
General views - All photographs © Tom Jenkins unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
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