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This is a bridge over the Midland Main Line north of Elstree and Borehamwood Station.
Railway type and traffic
First Capital Connect: Class 319 & 377
EMT: HSTs & 222s
GBRF, DBS & Freightliner Class 66s, occasional class 70 on Cement
There are also Network Rail Test Train movements to and from Derby R.T.C which can produce heritage traction such as Class 31s, 37s & 73s.
This is a relatively busy location, a footbridge situated near a school which links two sides of the railway line.
From the M1, Junction 5:
Take the exit onto the A41 south towards C.London/Harrow/Watford and continue for about 3 miles.
Go through 1 roundabout
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A411 towards Barnet and Elstree. After another mile you will approach some traffic lights where you need to turn left, in the direction of Radlett, for about half a mile until you see the signs for Borehamwood and the station where you need to follow them by turning right. Continue along this road, crossing the railway and after this at the roundabout turn left up Theobald Street. Red Road is a small left turn about quarter of a mile up the road just after a bus stop.
Follow Red Road round and the foot bridge is signed by a footpath sign and you will see the gated entrance to the footpath on the left.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Red Road Footbridge, Elstree map co-ordinates
You can park for up in Red Road, except between 1400 and 1500 when it is for resident permit holders only.
From Elstree and Borehamwood Station, Turn left onto Station Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Theobald Street. Walk past one roundabout and then turn left onto Red Road. This is a 10-20 min walk.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Borehamwood High Street, close to the station has plenty of shops.
St Albans is nearby with a range of Hotels, there are also some places to stay on the M1 'London Gateway' services between Junction 3 and 4.
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Red Road Footbridge, Elstree
Red Road Footbridge, Elstree general view map
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The bridge is not very high and excellent views can be had of trains coming from the south. To the north there is a right hand bend.
Naturally if shooting from above you will be looking through the OLE.
General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking south
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