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Ryde is a large sea-side town on the Isle of Wight. This particular location is situated on the sea-front.
Railway type and traffic
Generally a half-hourly service (Hourly on Sundays) to Shanklin. The line currently operates half a dozen class 483 units which were converted from ex 1938 underground stock in 1988.
The station itself can be quite busy, as can the surrounding areas. The nearby footbridge can often be bustling with tourists photographing the Hovercrafts arriving and departing.
From the Island capital, Newport, take the A3054 to Ryde. When you get to Ryde, head for the sea-front, and you will not be able to miss the Bus station or the Ryde Esplanade railway station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Isle of Wight, Ryde Esplanade map co-ordinates
You can park in Ryde centre itself, or at Ryde Esplanade. There are also parking spaces on the sea-front road itself.
There are plenty of buses serving Ryde Esplanade from various locations on the island. From the UK mainland, direct links can be made with the Wightlink catamaran, and also the Hovercraft to Ryde Esplanade which can be caught at Portsmouth and Southsea.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are plenty of cafes, fast-food outlets and restaurants in Ryde itself. There is also a cafe at Ryde Pier Head station.
There are several hotels and Bed and Breakfasts scattered around Ryde.
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Isle of Wight, Ryde Esplanade
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Photographs can be taken from the station platform, although only one platform is accessible these days. Shots can also be taken of trains during their journey up or down the pier. A wide shot can be taken from the footbridge which can be seen from the station itself.
Please note that the footbridge can often be busy.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south east
From the bridge
Fig 2 - Looking north
Taken from the bridge
Fig 3 - Looking north
Fig 4 - Looking north
Taken from the bridge
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