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Melton Ross is about 2 miles east of Barnetby on the line from there towards Cleethorpes and the Docks at Immingham.
Railway type and traffic
There is a regular passenger service over the line from Cleethorpes to Scunthorpe and Doncaster and onwards to Sheffield and Manchester, also a more infrequent service to Lincoln. The line is notable by having an intensive freight service from Immingham Docks to many locations throughout Britain.
Melton Ross Bridge is on a fairly busy country lane and there is no immediate locations to shelter in the area.
From the M180 junction 5:
Follow the A18 east towards Grimsby. The first road right after the Motorway roundabout is the A18 west, take the next road on the right, after about a mile. The road crosses the bridge. This road continues towards the top of Barnetby village and by turning right once more this will take you to Barnetby station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Melton Ross map co-ordinates
You will need to leave your car on the roadside well clear of the bridge.
There is a footpath through fields parallel to the line from Barnetby station, alternatively, turn right under the railway from the station and at the top of the road when it turns right, take the lane/footpath to the left. Follow this to the right and this will lead to the lane crossing the bridge. This walk should take 20-25 minutes.
If flying in, Humberside International Airport is a short taxi-ride away!Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
The nearest shops and pubs are in Barnetby village.
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Melton Ross general view map
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The light is best here in the morning for trains heading towards Immingham and Cleethorpes, and in the afternoon for trains heading west.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking west
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