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Written by David Kirwin - 17 Jan 2006
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Location notes
Located, in Surrey, on the mainline from Waterloo which splits at Woking heading to either Portsmouth or Basingstoke.
Railway type and traffic
The mainline from Waterloo splits at Woking, one towards Portsmouth via Guildford and one to towards Southampton and Exeter via Basingstoke. York Road is a public footpath that crosses over both mainlines and commands a view of the station and yards.
Traffic from Waterloo heading for Portsmouth, Southampton or Exeter.
Mainly SWT EMUs - 442, 444, 450. Occasional 159s. 66 on odd freight and 60 now and again on stone to the Down Yard.
Inner city area. Public footpath, would not consider this a rough area.
Road directions
From the M25, junction 10:
Take the A3 towards Guildford. Turn off at Guildford and at the traffic lights turn right onto the Woking Road and follow the sign to Woking. After several roundabouts you will pass Wyvale garden centre on the left-hand side, at the next roundabout turn left and proceed up Wych Hill (with speed bumps) and take the 3rd right turn into York Road. A third of the way along on the left-hand side you will see an entrance metal gates for railway works. Next to it is the public footpath.

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Woking, York Road map co-ordinates
There is normally some parking spaces along the road as it is a residential area.
Public transport
Best bet to go to Woking by train. Buses available from the town side of the station can take you towards Guildford - ask for turnoak roundabout.

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Woking, York Road

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Woking, York Road general view map
Woking, York Road close up map

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Woking, York Road

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Photographic notes
Trains can be seen and photographed in both directions on both lines from the bridge footpaths. Light is pretty good all day. Ideal place if your after units!

General views - All photographs © David Kirwin unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking south west

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