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Written by Marcus Dawson - 10 Dec 2003
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Location notes
Located on the Ipswich to Cambridge/Ely line.
Railway type and traffic
The line has a passenger service made up mainly of multiple units. There is also quite a bit of freight movement mostly originating from the Port of Felixstowe.
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A quiet Suffolk town.
Road directions
Exit the A14 and head into the town. At the first roundabout take the third exit (right turn) and continue up the road. The station is on your left.

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Bury St. Edmunds map co-ordinates
The station has a car park.
Public transport
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There are two pubs outside the station and you pass a Tesco's store on the A14 roundabout.
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Bury St. Edmunds

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Photographic notes
The station would appear to have originally been a four track location, with the platforms located on loops outside the throught lines. The through lines have been removed but the track still follows a loop line. This means that traffic passing though the station will change from head on to a slight side view as it leaves or exits the station, this can be seen in figure 2. Also for west bound trains there is an excellent view of the long straight descent down the grade into the platforms (fig2). The westerly view has a signal box (fig 4) and trains can be seen approaching for at least a mile in both directions.
Bury St Edmunds shot collection

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east - photo by Geoff Tibble

Fig 1 - Looking east - <i>photo by Geoff Tibble</i>

A Cambridge/Ely bound working.

Fig 2 - Looking east - photo by Geoff Tibble

Fig 2 - Looking east - <i>photo by Geoff Tibble</i>

A Cambridge/Ely bound working from the west end of the platforms.

Fig 3 - Looking west - photo by Geoff Tibble

Fig 3 - Looking west - <i>photo by Geoff Tibble</i>

An Ipswich bound working.

Fig 4 - Looking west - photo by Geoff Tibble

Fig 4 - Looking west - <i>photo by Geoff Tibble</i>

An Ipswich bound working, from the east end of the platforms.

Fig 5 - Looking west - photo by Geoff Tibble

Fig 5 - Looking west - <i>photo by Geoff Tibble</i>

This view shows a departing west bound service.

Fig 6 - Looking west

Fig 6 - Looking west

This west facing view show the station yard and signal box. Trains enter/exit this shot in the distance to the left.

Fig 7 - Looking west. Photo by Vince

Fig 7 - Looking west. <i> Photo by Vince </i>

This view shows a departing west bound service.

Fig 8 - Looking west. Photo by Vince

Fig 8 - Looking west. <i> Photo by Vince </i>

Same view without the train.

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