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Written by James Mayl - 09 Aug 2008
last update by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
and by Gareth Noble - 18 Jul 2015
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Location notes
Just outside Basingstoke in Hampshire. The junction of the LSWR main line from Waterloo to Weymouth, and the Salisbury and Exeter line. Battledown Flyover gives excellent photogenic opportunities.
Railway type and traffic
The main line from London to Weymouth and Salisbury. Passenger services operated by South West Trains services both diesel and electric:
444, 450, 159, 158 plus 455 on as required ECS to/from Bouremouth Depot.

Freight to and from Eastleigh and Southampton and the south west:
  • Freightliner - 66, 67
  • DB Schenker - 59, 66, 67
  • Hanson - 59
  • Colas - 66, 70
  • GBRf - 66/7, 73
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    Environment
    Open fields or a bridge over the railway. Foot crossings further down the main line and Salisbury lines after they split.
    Road directions
    Heading out of Basingstoke towards Oakley you pass the leisure park on your right. At the next roundabout you have two options:
    1) Turn right and follow the road. You will pass under the railway after about 500 yards. Straight across the next roundabout and you will see on-road parking on your side of the road. Once parked, walk up the side of the church hall on a signed footpath. Follow the footpath and you will come to a bridge over the railway on top of the junction.

    2) Turn left at the roundabout and follow the road. Straight across the next 2 roundabouts (close together) until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn right and follow the road. You will come to an area on the left of the road just before you pass under the railway where you can park (on your right). Go up the field to the overbridge, or cross over the road and walk alongside the railway to the flyover.

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    Parking
    See directions. Both areas very safe, although the off road parking area can get very muddy in damp conditions.
    Public transport
    Number 8,76 and 86 bus to and from Andover and Basingstoke give a 15 minute frequency to the location. Alight at the church immediately under the railway.

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    Amenities
    None at the location, it is open fields.
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    Worting Junction

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    Photographic notes
    The line runs east to west so tno problems with the sun in either direction at any times of day.
    Links to photographs at this location

    UK Railpics - Worting Junction
    Rail-net - A few moments at Worting Junction


    General views - All photographs © James Mayl unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking east

    
Fig 1 - Looking east

    From the overbridge looking towards London.

    Fig 2 - Looking west

    
Fig 2 - Looking west

    From the overbridge, looking towards the junction.

    Fig 3 - Looking south

    
Fig 3 - Looking south

    A London bound working heading across the flyover.

    Fig 4 - Looking north

    
Fig 4 - Looking north

    A southbound train heading towards Winchester.

    For this shot steps are now required due to a 6 foot, wire not palisade, fence at the location.

    Fig 5 - Looking north


    
Fig 5 - Looking north

    From Pack Lane, a southbound working.

    Fig 6 - Looking east


    
Fig 6 - Looking east

    A London bound freight from the Salisbury Line.

    Fig 7 - Looking west


    
Fig 7 - Looking west

    A Salisbury bound train from foot crossing.

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