SX8770 : South Devon Mainline alongside the South Devon Highway

taken 1 year ago, near to Newton Abbot, Devon, Great Britain

South Devon Mainline alongside the South Devon Highway
South Devon Mainline alongside the South Devon Highway
Great Western Railway's 2-car Sprinter DMU 150234 travels along the South Devon Mainline as it runs alongside the South Devon Highway near Newton Abbot.

The South Devon Highway (or Kingskerswell Bypass) connects Torbay and Newton Abbot, bypassing the A380 between Penn Inn, Newton Abbot and Kerswell Gardens in Torquay, which was one of the most choked up and heavily used roads in the South West, carrying more than 35,000 vehicles a day. Construction of the 3.4 mile (5.5km) dual carriageway began in 2012 and it was opened in 2015.
A380 Road
The A380 is an 18 mile long road in South Devon.
It leaves the A38 at Kennford. It then proceeds in a generally southerly direction, climbing over the Haldon Hills before descending past the towns of Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot, where it meets the A381.
Beyond Newton Abbot, the road bypasses the village of Kingskerswell before bypassing the large seaside resort of Torquay. The A380 finally ends at Collaton St Mary, 1 mile inland from Paignton, where it meets the A3022 and the A385. The road is dual carriageway to Churscombe Cross but single south of there.

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Date Taken
Monday, 23 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A380 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 872 700 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.1821N 3:35.5085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 872 700
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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South Devon Highway  Dual Carriageway  Bypass  South Devon Mainline  GWR  Great Western Railway  Class 150  Sprinter  Dmu  Diesel Multiple Unit  Train 

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