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Written by Tim Squires - 10 Sep 2012
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Location notes
Worle is an unstaffed two platform station on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare and located on the Taunton - Bristol mainline.
Railway type and traffic
Mainly XC Voyagers and FGW DMU's, XC and FGW HST's are also commonplace.
Freight is sparse, mainly consisting of a DB Schenker fuel oil train, and a weekly Colas rail log train, Network Rail test and HOBC trains also make appearances.
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RTT Link Worle Station
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Worle is a quiet unstaffed station on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, it is situated between a retail park and a housing estate.
It is generally very quiet and safe, although the station is a thoroughfare between the housing estate and Weston town centre, unsavoury characters seem rare however.
Road directions
Worle station is signposted locally, and is just off the B3440 if using the M5, exit from Junction 21, which is very near the station.

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Worle Station map co-ordinates
Worle station has a large car park, which I believe to be free, you can also most parts of the car park from the station, plenty of other parking on the nearby retail park too.
Public transport
Worle has bus connections running every ten minutes into the centre of Weston-super-Mare and bus routes to Bristol and other locations.
Direct trains run from most stations between Taunton and Bristol hourly, change at either of these two places if travelling from further afield.

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Toilets in the nearby Lidl supermarket, as well as a good selection of food.
Plenty of takeaways in Worle and Weston.
Lots of accommodation in Weston-super-Mare.
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Worle Station

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Worle Station general view map
Worle Station close up map

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Worle Station

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Photographic notes
Light is best for down trains in the afternoon, although you can still get decent shots of trains on the up line, nothing should inhibit your shots, all views are very clear and clutter free, and the footbridge makes an excellent vantage point.
Be aware that the platforms are short, and it can be hard to get shots of stationary trains from the platforms.
Good for videographers who want lots of high speed footage, you won't be able to get much of departing trains, because of the aforementioned short platforms.

General views - All photographs © Tim Squires unless otherwise stated
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