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Written by Tony Rispoli - 19 Mar 2013
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Location notes
This is a bridge over the Midland Main Line north of Elstree and Borehamwood Station.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger:
First Capital Connect: Class 319 & 377 EMT: HSTs & 222s

Freight:
GBRF, DBS & Freightliner Class 66s, occasional class 70 on Cement
There are also Network Rail Test Train movements to and from Derby R.T.C which can produce heritage traction such as Class 31s, 37s & 73s.
Environment
This is a relatively busy location, a footbridge situated near a school which links two sides of the railway line.
Road directions
From the M1, Junction 5:
Take the exit onto the A41 south towards C.London/Harrow/Watford and continue for about 3 miles.
Go through 1 roundabout
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A411 towards Barnet and Elstree. After another mile you will approach some traffic lights where you need to turn left, in the direction of Radlett, for about half a mile until you see the signs for Borehamwood and the station where you need to follow them by turning right. Continue along this road, crossing the railway and after this at the roundabout turn left up Theobald Street. Red Road is a small left turn about quarter of a mile up the road just after a bus stop.
Follow Red Road round and the foot bridge is signed by a footpath sign and you will see the gated entrance to the footpath on the left.

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Red Road Footbridge, Elstree map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park for up in Red Road, except between 1400 and 1500 when it is for resident permit holders only.
Public transport
From Elstree and Borehamwood Station, Turn left onto Station Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Theobald Street. Walk past one roundabout and then turn left onto Red Road. This is a 10-20 min walk.

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Amenities
Borehamwood High Street, close to the station has plenty of shops.
Accommodation
St Albans is nearby with a range of Hotels, there are also some places to stay on the M1 'London Gateway' services between Junction 3 and 4.
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.
Red Road Footbridge, Elstree

Googly map
Streetmap links
Red Road Footbridge, Elstree general view map
Red Road Footbridge, Elstree close up map

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Red Road Footbridge, Elstree



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Photographic notes
The bridge is not very high and excellent views can be had of trains coming from the south. To the north there is a right hand bend.
Naturally if shooting from above you will be looking through the OLE.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


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