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Written by Marcus Dawson - 28 Mar 2004
last update by Marcus Dawson - 19 Oct 2015
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Location notes
Camden Road is a junction on the North London Line (NLL) that runs between Richmond and Stratford or diverges to the West Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
There is a regular London Overground passenger service using dual voltage class 378 units.
The North London Line also acts as the northern cross London artery for freight with trains from East Anglia crossing to reach the West Coast Main Line or Great Western Main Line. Also a few hundred yards to the east there is a steeply graded curve joining to the East Coast Main Line.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Camden Road
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Camden is a busy area with plenty of people passing through the station.
Road directions
Due to the parking restrictions in the area it is strongly advised that you travel to the location by public transport.
The station is located on Bonny Road, just off the A503.

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Camden Road map co-ordinates
The local Sainsburys, about 5 minutess walk, has a car park which you could use, but only for a couple of hours. Roadside parking is mostly unavailable due to red routes, yellow lines and parking permit restrictions.
Public transport
London Overground operate a regular service to the stations from Richmond/Stratford or Clapham Junction.

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There are toilets located in the station. Outside there are plenty of cafes and take aways.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Camden Road

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Camden Road general view map
Camden Road close up map

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Photographic notes
The station is on a raised section of track passing through this section of London and as such has little, other than the station fences, to cast shadows on passing traffic.
Most traffic that passes through the station will be travelling slowly as there is a permanent speed restriction across the bridge at the east of the platforms. The westbound platform has a disused portion at the west end that is a foot or so lower than the main platform allowing some of the under frame of passing trains to be viewed.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - Stevenson
Rail-net - Final Days of the 56s

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

The Camden Road Junction signal box can be seen in the background.

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

The station has an old style wooden canopy.

Fig 4 - Looking east

Fig 4 - Looking east

From the disused, hence the weeds, section of westbound platform the lower platform height provides a better view of the underside of westbound trains than the normal height platfrom would afford.

Fig 5 - Looking east

Fig 5 - Looking east

From the opposite platform looking east.

Fig 6 - Looking east

Fig 6 - Looking east

To the east of the station is a high sided bridge which has a speed restriction placed across it.

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