The Anonymous Widower

Looking For The Croxley Rail Link

After my delays at Moor Park station, I eventually got a train and a bus to Croxley station, where I started my walk. The aim was to walk from there into Watford, have a snack lunch at Carluccio’s and then come home on the Overground from Watford High Street station. This Google map shows the general route.


The Metropolitan Line to Watford, which will be closed when the Croxley Rail Link is built is shown in purple, with the Overground in orange and Watford High Street station indicated by the red arrow. Note that the Wikipedia entry for the Rail Link has good schematics and maps.

The Rail Link will leave the route of the current Metropolitan Line around the edge of this map.

The Current Watford Branch

The Current Watford Branch

It crosses a bridge there, just behind the Harvester pub. It will then cross the dual carriageway on a viaduct.

The Rail Link Will Cross Near Here

The Rail Link Will Cross Near Here

The line will go across somewhere here, where a new Cassiobridge station will be built on the West side of the road. There would appear to be a rail bridge over the Grand Junction Canal, which was used for the old Croxley Green Branch.

Over The Grand Junction Canal

Over The Grand Junction Canal

Another Google map, shows the area in more detail.

Note the canal and the bridge in the picture and how the line crosses two roads to continue towards Watford.

I then walked towards the Watford Hospital and the football ground and crossed the line on a bridge on Vicarage Road.

Over The Future Croxley Rail Link

Over The Future Croxley Rail Link

It had been a walk of about an hour between Croxley and Watford High Street stations. Luckily I was on the warm dry train into Central London before the rain started in earnest,

November 3, 2014 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,


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