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Written by Dave Higson - 27 Jul 2006
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Location notes
A footbridge in a quiet countryside location on the main line between Bristol Parkway and Westerleigh Junction.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger traffic consists of HSTs, Voyagers and classes 143, 150, 158.

Freight traffic. A Freightliner each way Mondays to Fridays. Plenty of coal trains to and from Avonmouth / Portbury. 60s on the petroleum trains to South Wales. Engineering trains. Mostly DB Schenker with a few Freightliner 66 turns.
Nice and quiet, few houses about. Mostly people walking their dogs etc.
Road directions
From Bristol Parkway:
Head south onto the A4174 and turn left. Pass underneath the M32 at Junction 1. At the next roundabout bear left, running paralell to the M4 motorway. At the next roundabout head left on the A432 passing over the motorway. Then under the railway at Coalpit Heath but take the first right back to the railway. Immediately after passing under the rail bridge turn left up a lane. Carry on at the top of the hill, do not turn right. Parking is to the left here. Then walk to the left past the old Ram Hill colliery site to the footbridge.

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Ram Hill Footbridge map co-ordinates
There is limited parking, as safe as anywhere surrounded by a few old properties.
Public transport
Local buses from either First Badgerline or The South Gloucestershire Bus Co. serve the area.

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No toilets as you are in the countryside. However in nearby Coalpit Heath there are plenty of pubs, some shops etc
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Ram Hill Footbridge

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Streetmap links
Ram Hill Footbridge general view map
Ram Hill Footbridge close up map

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Ram Hill Footbridge

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Photographic notes
The line runs East to West. Their are trees to both sides of the line but these only obstruct a sunny side picture of trains approaching from the East. All other shots are fine.

General views - All photographs © Dave Higson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

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