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Brading is a quite village on the Island Line between Ryde and Shanklin.
The platform is also the home of the Sandown railway enthusiasts club
and friends of Brading. The down platform and signal box are now restored.
Railway type and traffic
Ex-London Transport 1938 tube stock! (Class 483). There are two trains per hour at 20/40 minute intervals.
The foot crossing at the southern end of the platform, the station and the village are on the west side of the line with open fields to the east.
Brading is on the A3055 between Ryde and Sandown, the road to the station turns off the 'A' Road in the middle of Brading.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Isle of Wight, Brading Station map co-ordinates
You can park in the station car park.
The station is unstaffed but there are snacks and coffes now available at the station, otherwise the shops in are Brading just a short walk away.
There are Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels in the vicinity.
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Isle of Wight, Brading Station
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Isle of Wight, Brading Station
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The location is accessible from the south end of the station platform.
Please keep behind the fences at the foot crossing. The line here is aligned north - south so you can shoot trains until the sun crosses the line in the afternoon. If you follow the footpath along the line you can get some shots of trains over the fence, if your less than 6 foot you will need a step ladder, and mind the barbed wire!
You can use a zoom or wide angle lens in either direction, depending what sort of shot you want. A video would be good here.
General views - All photographs © Kevin Lee unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking north
Fig 4 - Looking south
Fig 5 - Looking south
Fig 6 - Looking south
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