Development Help Required
As you will probably notice, looking around the site, the information contained here is becoming old and outdated. This is due to a lack of time, but not commitment, from the main developer.
We are now looking for web/app developers to help with the site.
If you are interested please use the contact form
to get in touch with any ideas or help you can offer.
There is a mobile version of this site - m.trainspots
. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Situated about 18 miles north of London and just south of Hemel Hempstead on the West Coast Mail Line.
Railway type and traffic
Virgin Trains: Class 221s & 390s on Anglo-Scottish/London - Midlands express passenger services.London Midland: Class 321 (occasionally) & Class 350sSouthern: Class 377/2s
Freight: DBS Class 66s & 92s,Freightliner Class 66s, Class 70s & Class 90s.GBRF Class 66s & 92s.
A quiet footbridge between two housing areas. It's a pleasant enough area, the footbridge probably gets half a dozen people walking over it in an hour.
From the M25, junction 20:
Follow the A4251 (Signposted Kings Langley). Follow this road for a couple of miles (watching for the speed cameras) You will go under the WCML. Go straight across the roundabout and Kents Avenue will be a turn on your left just after the Sainsburys.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley map co-ordinates
You can park in Kents Avenue with no problem.
There is a nearby retail park.
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.
Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley
Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley general view map
Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley close up map
Windows Local Live Link
- image quality may vary
Kents Avenue Footbridge, Apsley
Who likes this location on facebook
This location is best suited to trains heading north out of London. The views from the north of the station are not that good. The place to stand is halfway down the steps on the Down side of the line. All the OLE masts span the 4 tracks, so photos and videos are possible from the top of the bridge as well.
General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking south
Fig 4 - Looking north
Fig 5 - Looking south
Fig 6 - Looking north
All information contained within this is site is © Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.
The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.
This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.
Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.
Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.
The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.