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Written by Barry Emmott - 26 Oct 2004
last update by Marcus Dawson - 12 Sep 2007
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Location notes
This location is no longer accessible, after having traveled round the area I was unable to get access to the view. The access off Vale Royal Road is now into a private car park and the builders yard. But the final access to the view itself is blocked by a high concrete wall.
MD 12-09-07

Just to the north of Kings Cross station, immediately north of the North London Line bridge across the ECML. There is a parapet at the top of the tunnel mouth, over which you get good views of the ECML and North London Line with NEXC and HSTs plus First Capital Connect EMUs on the ECML, freight and EMUs on the North London Line. There is also a good view of the connection between the ECML and NLL, the Camden Road Curve.
Railway type and traffic
East Coast HSTs, 91s plus First Capital Connect EMUs on the ECML, freight and EMUs on the North London Line.
An industrial area north of Kings Cross
Road directions
As with all inner London locations it is better to use public transport to get there

Access by Vale Royal (off York Way) - follow the road to the end and talk very nicely to the builders who may still be on site.

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Copenhagen Tunnel map co-ordinates
None in the area Parking unlikely - go by bus from Kings Cross (390)
Public transport
The 390 bus from Kings Cross passes close to the locaiton

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Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Copenhagen Tunnel

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Streetmap links
Copenhagen Tunnel general view map
Copenhagen Tunnel close up map

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Photographic notes
Not suitable after dark, given the lack of lighting. Photography would be best on an overcast day as otherwise you are shooting into the sun. The location can have a lot of undergrowth but it can be trampled down !!

This was the location of several shots in the film "The Ladykillers".

General views - All photographs © Barry Emmott unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

A loco storage move along the North London Line

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

The Lines underneath can be quite busy

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

A Eurostar passes under the North London Line

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

The location as viewed from a passing North London Line train

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