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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 05 Dec 2007
last update by Cathy Mills - 09 Aug 2009
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Location notes
Brading is a small town on the Isle of Wight.
Railway type and traffic
The line currently operates half a dozen class 483 units which were converted from ex 1938 underground stock in 1988. There are 2 trains in each direction every hour, generally in 20 and 40 minute intervals.
Environment
This is a foot-crossing just to the north of Brading station. There is a housing estate to one side of the line, and open countryside on the other.

Brading Station building on the western platform is now managed by Brading Town Council as a Visitor Centre. A wealth of information on local railway heritage and the surrounding environment is available.
The Station is open from 10:00 to 16:00 every day of the week from 1st April through to 30th September. It is the aim of the Town Council to gain further funding to restore the Signal Box and old waiting rooms on the eastern platform sometime in 2010.

For more information please visit the following websites:
Home Of The Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club
The Official Tourism website of Brading on the Isle of Wight
The Brading Town Council website.
Road directions
You can reach the footpath from the end of either Lower Furlongs or Station Road, the latter being within easy walking distance from Brading station itself.

From Ryde, head south on the A3055. As you enter Brading, you will notice a car-park to your left. Keep driving through the town, and when you reach the top of the hill, you will bear left through some traffic lights. Keep going until the road swings back to the right, and straight ahead you will see a sign for the station.

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Isle of Wight, Brading map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park in the town itself, in the station car-park, or in Lower Furlongs.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are some useful shops in the town centre. Brading station now has a small cafe where drinks and snacks can be purchased.
Accommodation
There are plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and hotels in the area.
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Isle of Wight, Brading

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Photographic notes


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


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