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Brockenhurst is a small town on the south coast between Southampton and Bournemouth, in the middle of the New Forest. Lymington is the nearest similar sized town which is around 3 miles away. Southampton is the nearest city around 10 miles away. The town is served by the Bournemouth - Southampton line.
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is South West Trains Class 444 and 450 Desiro units. Arriva Cross Country Class 220 and 221 Voyagers usually cross at the station on the hour.
Class 158s or 450s operate the shuttle to Lymington Pier.
Freightliner run a sand train to and from Wool using a Class 66 on Mondays and Wednesdays (coming from Wool) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (going to Wool). These usually come through mid afternoon but don't run all the time. There is the occasional stone train to Hamworthy using Class 59's. There are a a fair few railtours during the year using anything from 37's to Steam Locos. There are occasional test trains as well.
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The town is a small town in the middle of the New Forest, and is largely trouble free. There is a nearby College so expect the Platforms to be occupied by students.
From the M27, Junction 2:
Take the A326. Pass straight over 4 roundabouts. Straight after the 4th, there is a slip road, take it and head for the traffic light and turn right onto the A35. Follow it passing through Ashurst and Lyndurst, make sure to keep left when passing through Lyndhurst and join the A337. The station is just off the level crossing in Brockenhurst.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Brockenhurst Station map co-ordinates
There is car parking on both side of the station but the parking on the Platform 4 side is usually quieter. You are charged for parking.
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There are toilets on the station, plus a small cafe. The main town centre is outside the station and to the left, and a pub is just outside the station. There is a chippy on the main road.
There is a hotel around half a mile away toward Southampton.
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Brockenhurst Station general view map
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The light is generally good throughout the day, but obviously tends to favour shots to the east or west as the sun moves around during the day. No problems with low sun as both ways is fairly clear but the station awnings cause large shadows.
General views - All photographs © Andy Picton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking north
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