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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 25 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Herne Bay is a sea-side town in Kent. The station is on the Chatham line, and is served by South Eastern trains.
Railway type and traffic
There are generally two trains an hour each way, and these are formed of class 375 Electrostars.
The station can be busy at times, particularly in summer months. It is staffed on a part-time basis.
Road directions
From Canterbury, head towards Margate on the A428. Along this route, you will come to the village of Sturry. From here, take the A291 north which leads to Herne Bay. When you reach the A299 junction, head onto the A2990, there should be a golf course on the left, followed by some new houses. At the next roundabout, turn right. This road will cross the railway. Take the right into the B2205. Go straight over the next small roundabout, and make the next right into Fleetwood Avenue. Follow this until you can see the station.

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Herne Bay Station map co-ordinates
The station has it`s own car-park. There are also many roads leading away from the station where you can park a little further away, and make a short walk to the station without having to pay!
Public transport
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Snack food is available at the station, but more can be found on the sea front itself.
There are plenty of B&Bs and hotels in the area.
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.
Herne Bay Station

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Herne Bay Station general view map
Herne Bay Station close up map

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Herne Bay Station

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Photographic notes
The line runs pretty much East-West here, and as such, shots can be had all day to suit differing sun positions. Both current platforms can be used, and in both directions. There is a nice gentle curve to the station platforms. There is another platform here that is currently out of use.

General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3- Looking east

Fig 3- Looking east

Fig 4 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

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