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Written by Richard Tearle - 17 Jul 2005
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Location notes
Chertsey is on the line linking the London Waterloo to Reading line at Virginia Water with the main line to Basingstoke at Weybridge. This location is an ex-road bridge over the Weybridge to Virginia Water line, near Chertsey.
Railway type and traffic
There is a regular half-hourly local service from London Waterloo to Weybridge via Chertsey. There is also the occasional freight and engineers working.
The location is a quiet ex-road bridge on a footpath on the edge of Chertsey.
Road directions
From the M25, Junction 11:
Head west along the A320, at the first roundabout, head back north, again along the A320, straight across the first mini-roundabout, and turn left at the next mini-roundabout, and then right at the next exit.
Follow this road, past the Great Cockcrow Railway, and turn right on the road that goes back over the M25. Follow the road round, and take the next right down Ruxbury Road.
A more direct route is via Watery Lane, but this is a private road.

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Watery Lane, Chertsey map co-ordinates
Parking seems to be a problem along the Ruxbury Road, but there is a pub at the far end of Ruxbury Road which you might be able to park in, and walk back to the location.
Also there were a number of cars parked along Anns Hill Road, which might be a place to park.
Public transport
Use the train service to Chertsey, then leave the station via Pyrcroft Road, and then onto Ruxbury Road.

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There is a pub at the Far end of Ruxbury Road. But apart from that there are no amenities in the area, but plenty of places to eat and drink in Chertsey.
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Watery Lane, Chertsey

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Watery Lane, Chertsey

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Photographic notes
The line runs roughly east-west here, to an east facing shot is best in the afternoon, and a west facing shot in the morning. Due to the curvature of the line, and the overgrowth, the south end of the bridge is the better shot. Due to the proximity of the M25, overhead power lines and the flight path for Heathrow, this isnít a good location for videographers.

General views - All photographs © Richard Tearle unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

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