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The bridge is situated on the edge of Lyne and is on the loop line between Virginia Water and Weybridge (passenger) and Byfleet and New Haw (freight).
Railway type and traffic
Half hourly passenger trains are operated by Southwest Trains using Class 450 Desiro units. VSOE trains, both steam and diesel, regularly use the route.
Freight consists of day time engineer’s services between Eastleigh and Hoo Junction. An Enterprise service from Eastleigh to Wembley. Both are operated by DB Schenker. In the afternoon there are empty Gypsum containers from Mountfield to Southampton by GBRf and from January 2007 a Crewe to Southampton Freightliner.
The loop is regularly used at weekends for diverted main line services when there is engineering work between Weybridge and Clapham Junction.The Neasden to Wool sand empties are also routed this way.
This is a safe environment in open countryside the brick bridge carrying a little used public foot path which joins Watery lane to Ruxbury Road.
The bridge is very close to the M25 Motorway.
Warning: Do not be tempted to enter the field immediately to the South of the line. The land owner does not take prisoners!
Road side in Ruxbury Road or Almners Lane (the section south of Crossing Road) Under no circumstance should you park in Watery Lane. The access to the track from Ruxbury Road is via the unmetalled lane signed to Lynfield Farm. This is opposite a short length of high brick wall. The path is muddy in wet weather. Almners lane is the better option.
The nearest Station is Chertsey, this is approximately a 20 minute walk away. There are no public transport links to this location.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There is ’The Grove’ public house in Ruxbury Road, in the Chertsey direction and around a 10 minutes walk. There are no shops nearby. But Chertsey can provide a full range of shops and services.
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Watery Lane Bridge
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The line runs North West to South East and is good throughout the day for services from Virginia Water. The line from Chertsey is in a curving tree lined cutting and is therefore in shadow for most of the day.
The location is a few hundred yards from the M25, which generates a constant roar making it unsuitable for video/sound recording.
General views - All photographs © Tony Callaghan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
Fig 2 - Looking north west
Fig 3 - Looking south east
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