TL1450 : Varsity Line

taken 14 days ago, near to Blunham, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Varsity Line
Varsity Line
The Varsity Line connected Oxford and Cambridge and train services ran on the section between Bedford and Cambridge until the end of 1967 LinkExternal link. Plans are underway to reopen the line in stages between Oxford and Cambridge, and the route is now known as East West Rail.

Some local authorities have taken steps to protect disused rail routes. Hence much of the original alignment between Oxford and Bedford will be/is being reused as it was because it was not built over in the meantime. However, there are several places between Bedford and Cambridge where the old route has been built over, and consequently a completely fresh route is likely to be constructed for this section.

This one of several houses in Old Station Court, Blunham which have been built on the Varsity Line alignment. More details of the old station for this village LinkExternal link

More details of future plans for East West Rail are available from LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Blunham 
Disused (from Tags)
Varsity Line  Railway Track 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1482 5055 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.4792N 0:19.4154W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1485 5055
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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