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Written by Gary Sparks - 03 Mar 2006
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Location notes
Undy is situated on the South Wales mainline between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services operated by First Great Western, Arriva Trains Wales and Wessex Trains.
There are freight services operated by DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Environment
The location is a footbridge over the 4-track section of mainline, the area is in a small residential area and is fairly quiet during the day.
Road directions
From the M4, Junction 23A:
Follow the signs for Magor, when you get to Magor keep following the road for around a mile and a half, you will see the railway and footbridge on your right hand side.

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Undy map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small area next to a vets surgery where you can park, but do not block access to the gate, which is used by track gangs when working on the track.
Public transport
From Newport Bus Station, catch a X14 Newport-Bristol bus or 74 Newport-Chepstow service alighting in Undy, the bus stops on the opposite side of the road to the footbridge.

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Amenities
There are no toilets close by, there is a shop which is less than 10 minutes away on foot.
Accommodation
There are a few Bed and Breakfasts in the Newport area.
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.
Undy

Googly map
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Undy general view map
Undy close up map

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Photographic notes
The line runs east to west, but is the bottom of a curve. This should provide good light for east bound workings in the morning and west bound workings in the afternoon.


General views - All photographs © Gary Sparks unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

A HST on the up main

Fig 2 - Looking West


Fig 2 - Looking West

On the up relief

Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east

On the down main.

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