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insane_lewis

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i am planning to get a london all zones travel card tomorrow and fancy seeing some trains that i dont get to see often down here in south london, all i get to see are trains operated by southern.

is rainham any good on a sunday to see the eurostar and javelin?

maybe someone can also suggest somewhere i am likely to see some HST's at speed or at all?

or is sunday generally not a good day?

thanks
 
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Dagenham Dock (westbound platform) is quite a good vantage point for HS1, although no good for photos due to high fences. A word of caution - this part of East London isn't exactly the sort of place you'd want to hang around too long or have expensive cameras on view.

For HSTs Acton Main Line is highly recommended (but no Sunday service), although of course all the other GWML stations in the travelcard zones have a Sunday service.
 

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maybe someone can also suggest somewhere i am likely to see some HST's at speed or at all?
Plenty of HSTs about:

GWML/FGW: Paddington - or at Ealing Broadway or Acton Mainline on the Great Western Main Line
MML/EMT: St.Pancras - or at Kentish Town, West Hampstead Thameslink or Cricklewood on the MIdland Main Line
ECML/EC: Kings Cross - or (Finsbury Park,...?) on the East Coast Main Line

I suggest the GWML / FGW is likely to have the most HSTs
 

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I like Harrow & Wealdstone for pendo spotting they run through the middle road at full speed , standing on the platform when they go by at 125 is awsome

Not sure but I think Rainham is out of zone 6 I always use the footbridge at Dagenham Dock. Its O K bus as you are high up there is little sence of speed
 

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Rainham C2C is in Zone 6 and the footbridge over HS1 is a good place to see euro* and javelins. Try changing at Barking and using the Overground for a bit of variety. Alexandra Palace is good for the ECML and Willesden Junction for pendo's and a variety of other services.
 

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For HSTs Acton Main Line is highly recommended (but no Sunday service), although of course all the other GWML stations in the travelcard zones have a Sunday service.
I normally get annoyed at the pedants, but today I will be one of them.
There is no Sunday service from West Ealing.
Anyone know why?
 

YorkshireBear

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And sunday is the worst day your better weekdays if you can.... more trains midweek. The suggestions listed above are good and would love to do any of them.
 

insane_lewis

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Thanks, but the problem I have is I work 6 days a week and Sunday is my only day off.

Although saying that I am in London next Friday so hopefully of
It's not too busy with stupid Olympics stuff I might try and get to a few stations.
 
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