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Brockenhurst is a small town on the south coast between Southampton and Bournemouth, in the middle of the New Forest. Southampton is the nearest city around 10 miles away, with Lymington the nearest similar sized town at around 3 miles. The town is served by the Bournemouth - Southampton line.
Railway type and traffic
The line has a regular sequence of 442 Wessex Electrics and 220 / 221 Voyagers, plus 450s on the stopping services to Southampton (2 hourly) and Wareham / Poole (hourly) and the SWT heritage 3 CIGs on the Lymington services.
The town is a small town in the middle of the New Forest, and is largely trouble free.
From the M27 at Southampton follow the road toward Ringwood and turn toward Beulieu motor museum. Then follow signs toward Brockenhurst from there.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Brockenhurst Station map co-ordinates
There is a car park behind platform 1 which is fairly secure and visible.
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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 hotel around half a mile away toward Southampton.
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Brockenhurst Station general view map
Brockenhurst Station close up 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 © Christopher Ward unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking south
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