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Written by Nick Martin - 24 Aug 2007
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Location notes
Just to the East of Hove station, near Brighton a bridge crosses over lines where the Brighton and London lines split overlooking Hove station.
Railway type and traffic
Southern Class 377, SouthWest Trains 158, 159, 450, Limited First Great Western 158s.
There is also occasional charter traffic.
Inner city road bridge with fairly busy road close to Hove town centre. No problem at this location in the past.
Road directions
Take the A23 into Brighton past Preston Park. Go underneath the railway viaduct and turn right at Preston Circus onto New England Road. This takes you to the Severn Dials Roundabout where you must take the 4th exit on the roundabout onto Goldsmid Road which you follow along into Hove. Follow for about half a mile and the Drive should be on the right going up to the Bridge.

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Hove, The Drive map co-ordinates
The best place for parking is Hove station.
Public transport
Hove railway station is nearby which also has plenty of Brighton and Hove buses serving it from Churchill square.
From the station turn left onto Station approach and follow round onto Denmark villas for 50 meters and turn left into Cromwell road. Another 50 meters takes you to the Crossroad of the Drive and turn left which takes you right onto the bridge.

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Church road which has many shops and amenities which is the south end of Church road about a quarter of a mile or at Hove station.
Brighton has many Hotels and Guest house available.
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.
Hove, The Drive

Googly map
Streetmap links
Hove, The Drive general view map
Hove, The Drive close up map

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Hove, The Drive

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Photographic notes
Good shots both ways but best West in the morning and east in the Afternoon and evening.

General views - All photographs © Nick Martin unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

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