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The northern junction of the West London Line, West London. With routes to Clapham Junction, the North London Line, the West Coast Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
A range of cross London freight and cross country and local passenger services. The line speed in the area is very slow (about 20mph) so things will not be moving very quickly.
Close to a metal reclamation facility off a busy west London main road. Passing lorries are know to make lots of dust, this might cause some people problems.
From the A406 North Circular:
At the Park Royal junction (just east of the WCML underpass) follow the signs to Harlesden and then on to Kensal Green (along the A404). Once you pass the signs for Willesden Junction station you will reach some traffic lights, turn right here down Scrubbs Lane. A few hundred yards there is an "ECS Metals" sign on the right. Turn down this road and you have reached the location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Mitre Bridge Junction map co-ordinates
There is space for a car at the road side, but there are a great deal of large lorries passing by.
None at the location, but there is a petrol station a few hundred yards to the north near Willesden.
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A quite busy location with multiple angles. The crossing it self has sounders to alert you to approaching trains, but these cease when the barriers have lowered.
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Towards Kensington Olympia.
Fig 2 - Looking west
A train form the North London Line.
Fig 3 - Looking south
Similar view to fig 1 but from the other side of the crossing.
Fig 4 - Looking north
The line heading to the West Coast Main line.
Fig 5 - Looking west
The line towards the North London line.
Fig 6 - Looking south
Looking towards Kensington from the approach road further up from the crossing.
Fig 7 - Looking south
The line in the foreground by passes the WCML and allows access to Willesden South West sidings.
Fig 8 - Looking north
Looking towards the WCML with Willesden depot in the background.
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