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Written by Kevin Lee - 20 Feb 2007
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Location notes
At the southern end of the Island Line between Ryde and Shanklin.
Railway type and traffic
Ex-London Transport 1938 tube stock! (Class 483). There are two trains per hour at 20/40 minute intervals.
Shanklin station is located on the edge of town, its a fairly quite location but gets busy in the holiday periods! The station is usually staffed.
Road directions
From Ryde or Ventor take the A3055 to Shanklin.
From Cowes, Newport, Yarmouth or Freshwater take the A3020.
Once in Shanklin follow the signs to the station.

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Isle of Wight, Shanklin map co-ordinates
You can park in the station car park.
Public transport
Island Line services

Southern Vectis run buses to Shanklin from the surrounding area but they are overpriced and unreliable!

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The station has toilets and a small shop selling sweets and drinks etc.
If you leave the station and head down the hill and past the church you will enter the centre of Shanklin which has all the usual shops and eateries.
Shanklin is full of Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.
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.
Isle of Wight, Shanklin

Googly map
Streetmap links
Isle of Wight, Shanklin general view map
Isle of Wight, Shanklin close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Isle of Wight, Shanklin

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Photographic notes
If you plan to stay for a while pop your head into the ticket office and let them know that your there and what your doing, you should not have any problems though!
The line rounds a curve as it enters the station and is aligned NE-SW, so shots are possible for most of the day. You could certainly do a video here.

General views - All photographs © Kevin Lee unless otherwise stated
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