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Written by Matt Weston - 31 Jul 2008
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Location notes
Located in the Cathedral city of Salisbury, the station is on the junction of the Waterloo - Exeter and Bristol - Portsmouth main lines.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services include regular South West Trains and Wessex Trains services operated by classes 150/153/158/159/170. SWT depot adjacent to the station provides many empty stock moves. Also regular steam or diesel hauled charters.
Freight services are usually hauled by classes 59/60/66 in a variety of liveries. These are fairly frequent and include stone, LPG, freightliner and engineers traffic.
Situated in the beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury. The station clean and well lit with friendly staff.
Road directions
The station well signposted from Salisbury ring road.

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Salisbury Station map co-ordinates
Parking at station, or nearby in city centre. Most on-street parking either metered or 'residents only'. Good security.
Public transport
Regular rail services from London, Bristol/Cardiff, the South West and Portsmouth/Southampton. Good local and express bus services from Swindon, Southampton, Bath etc.

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Toilets, coffee shop and cash machine on station. City centre nearby with everything you need.
Salisbury is a popular tourist destination so good choice of accommodation to suit all budgets. Local Tourist Information Center a good place to start.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Salisbury Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Salisbury Station general view map
Salisbury Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Salisbury Station

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Photographic notes
Best spots are the ends of platforms 4/6 - staion is on a slight curve so you can usually take advantage of the suns position at most times of the day.
Find a place early if planning to phot one of the steam specials.
Links to photographs at this location

UK Railpics - Serco Test Train

General views - All photographs © Matt Weston unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

From Platform 4

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

From platform 4

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