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Written by Marcus Dawson - 07 Jun 2007
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Location notes
A concrete foot bridge over the London to Portsmouth main line just to the south of Guildford. The junction with the line to Redhill is about 1/4 north of the location and trains can be viewed taking this route from here.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services are in the hands of SWT, predominantly 444s with the odd 450, two fast trains each way per hour and one stopping train each way per hour. Also the Redhill line provides a frequent DMU, usually 168, shuttle.
The only freight is the Fawley - Holybourne tanks, which go north around 10:30 and return at around 15:00.
Environment
The location is a public foot path linking Artington to Shalford. There is a couple of large office buildings on the western side of the line and open fields on the east.
Just to the north of the location the line that runs to Redhill diverges off.
There is a signal to the north on the main line that protects this junction. It would seem the usual state for the signal is red as the junction is defaulted to the Redhill Route. When the signal clears there is usually something approaching north bound from the south.
The line is just to the north of the former Peasmarsh Junction
Road directions
From the A3 follow the signs to Guildford town centre and the railway station. When you cross over the railway lines you will reach a \'roundabout\' or gyratory system. Follow this all the way round and take the fifth exit which is the A3100 Portsmouth Road. Follow this road for about a mile and a half and you will reach the Park and Ride site. You can either turn in here to park or carry on to the business park which is the next left.
From the Park and ride head towards the railway and follow the footpath south until you reach the bridge.

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Parking
The business centre car park is rarely full and you can park opposite the bridge, but there may be parking restrictions. Alternatively use the park and ride car park and follow the footpath that runs parallel to the railway line south to the location.
Public transport
By train to Guildford. Then use the Park and Ride in reverse! It is a few minutes walk from the railway station to the Friary park and ride stop.

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Amenities
There are no amenities at the location, there may be some loos in the Park and Ride car park. There is a garden center just on the other side of the car park that 'may' have a cafe.
Otherwise it is in to Guildford town center.
Accommodation
There are a number of hotels in Guildford town centre.
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Guildford, Shalford Junction

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Photographic notes
The line runs roughly south west to north east which gives good coverage for most of the day. The bridge gives a number of angle and height options.
The road noise is not to obtrusive for videographers, but the location is quite open and there will be a lot of noise from the trees when it is windy


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 5 - Looking north



Fig 5 - Looking north

This signal reduces the angles available from the eastern side of the bridge.

Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north

A DMU on the Redhill line.

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