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Written by Marcus Dawson - 17 Sep 2007
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Location notes
This is an road over bridge on the 6.5 mile Watford to St Albans Abbey branch line. It is about 1 mile south east of the St Albans Abbey station.
For more information about the line and it's history go to The Abbeyline Website
Railway type and traffic
In a day you will see one unit working the line, all day. This has been either Class 313, 321 or 150 on occasion.
Charters are very rare due to pathing constraints and test trains have been know to visit on an annual basis.
Engineering is more likely to be carried out by road rail equipment.
This area is residential and opposite a pub in the subburbs of St Albans, a busy city. The area here is a short distance from St Albans Abbey.
Road directions
From the M25, Junction 21a:
Head north up the A405 and at the first roundabout take the first exit along the B4630. There is a petrol station here, the road is to it's left. Follow this road straight along and into St Albans. Just after the first roundabout you will come to you will see St Albans Abbey station on the left. After you pass the station you will see a junction in the road, turn right into Prospect Road and continue to the end. At the end turn right onto CottonMill Lane and follow the road round. Abbots Avenue is the second right.

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St Albans, Abbots Avenue Bridge, Abbeyline map co-ordinates
Park you car, considerately, on the road side.
Public transport
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There are some shops on Abbots Avenue, and the pub opposite the location.
As a tourist centre there will be plenty of places to stay in St Albans.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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St Albans, Abbots Avenue Bridge, Abbeyline

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St Albans, Abbots Avenue Bridge, Abbeyline

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Photographic notes
The bridge is reasonably high over the line which is in a tree lined cutting. Lighting will be fairly ambient.

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking north west

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 4 - Looking south east

Fig 4 - Looking south east

Got a little bit of a branch problem from this side of the bridge!

Fig 5 - The location

Fig 5 - The location

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