Monthly Archives: February 2016

Walk 3: Ealing Broadway walk to Southall

Walk 3: EALING BROADWAY walk to SOUTHALL 3 hours The train line opened in 1838 in order to link London with Bath and the important port of Bristol. Being planned for freight transport, it was originally built with a broad … Continue reading

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Walk 2: Acton Main Line walk to Greenford

Walk 2: ACTON MAIN LINE walk to GREENFORD 2 1/2 hours The train line between Acton Main Line and West Ealing is the main line towards Bath and Bristol. It is one of the oldest train lines in Britain and … Continue reading

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Walk 1: Paddington walk to Acton Main Line

Walk 1 PADDINGTON walk to ACTON MAIN LINE 2 hours This is one of the oldest train lines in Britain and was originally built with a wider gauge in 1838. It was converted to double gauge in 1861 in order to … Continue reading

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Walk 20: Worcester Park walk to Epsom

Walk 20 WORCESTER PARK walk to EPSOM 2 1/2 hours The train line opened in 1859 in order to offer train services from Waterloo terminal to the hugely popular racecourse at Epsom. The train company wanted to compete with an … Continue reading

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Walk 19: Motspur Park walk to Chessington South

Walk 19: MOTSPUR PARK walk to CHESSINGTON SOUTH 2 hours The train line opened much later than most suburban lines in the London area, namely in 1938 to Tolworth and in 1939 to Chessington. The train company had been operating … Continue reading

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Walk 18: Raynes Park walk to Worcester Park

Walk 18: RAYNES PARK walk to WORCESTER PARK 2 hours The train line opened in 1859 in order to offer train services from Waterloo terminal to the hugely popular racecourse at Epsom. The train company wanted to compete with an … Continue reading

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Walk 17: Surbiton walk to Claygate

Walk 17: SURBITON walk to CLAYGATE est. 2 hours The train line opened in 1885 as an alternative route between London and Guildford via Cobham. It was meant as a suburban railway but could also be used as a replacement … Continue reading

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