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Written by Tony Rispoli - 16 Jan 2013
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Location notes
Situated about 18 miles north of London and just south of Hemel Hempstead on the West Coast Mail Line.
Railway type and traffic
  • Virgin Trains: Class 221s & 390s on Anglo-Scottish/London - Midlands express passenger services.
  • London Midland: Class 321 (occasionally) & Class 350s
  • Southern: Class 377/2s

  • Freight: DBS Class 66s & 92s,
  • Freightliner Class 66s, Class 70s & Class 90s.
  • GBRF Class 66s & 92s.
  • Environment
    A quiet footbridge between two housing areas. It's a pleasant enough area, the footbridge probably gets half a dozen people walking over it in an hour.
    Road directions
    From the M25, junction 20:
    Follow the A4251 (Signposted Kings Langley). Follow this road for a couple of miles (watching for the speed cameras) You will go under the WCML. Go straight across the roundabout and Kents Avenue will be a turn on your left just after the Sainsburys.

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    Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley map co-ordinates
    Parking
    You can park in Kents Avenue with no problem.
    Public transport
    Walk from the station. Is is around a 15 minute walk.

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    Amenities
    There is a nearby retail park.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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    Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley

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    Streetmap links
    Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley general view map
    Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley close up map

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    Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley



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    Photographic notes
    This location is best suited to trains heading north out of London. The views from the north of the station are not that good. The place to stand is halfway down the steps on the Down side of the line. All the OLE masts span the 4 tracks, so photos and videos are possible from the top of the bridge as well.


    General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking south

    
Fig 1 - Looking south


    Fig 2 - Looking south

    
Fig 2 - Looking south


    Fig 3 - Looking south

    
Fig 3 - Looking south


    Fig 4 - Looking north

    
Fig 4 - Looking north


    Fig 5 - Looking south


    
Fig 5 - Looking south


    Fig 6 - Looking north


    
Fig 6 - Looking north


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