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Loop Lines

Cuffley railway station

Alexandra Palace to Stevenage

Name of Route: The Hertford Loop Line

Stations: Alexandra Palace, Bowes Park, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Grange Park, Enfield Chase, Gordon Hill, Crews Hill, Cuffley, Bayford, Hertford North, Watton-at-Stone, Stevenage

Description: A loop line off the East Coast Mainline avoiding the Hertfordshire towns of Potters Bar, Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City.

History

Journey review


Grays railway station

Barking to Pitsea

Name of line:  The Tilbury Loop  The Rainham Loop

Stations: Barking, Dagenham Dock, Rainham, Purfleet, Grays, Tilbury Town, East Tilbury, Stanford-Le-Hope, Pitsea 

Description: A loop line off the main London Fenchurch Street to Southend line.

History

Journey review


Barnes Bridge railway station

Barnes to Feltham

Name of Line: The Hounslow Loop

Stations: Barnes, Barnes Bridge, Chiswick, Kew Bridge, Brentford, Syon Lane, Isleworth, Hounslow, Feltham

Description: A loop line off the main London Waterloo to Reading line.

History

Journey Review :


Llantwit Major railway statiomn

Cardiff Central to Bridgend

Name of Line: The Vale of Glamorgan Line

Length of Line: 

Stations: Cardiff Central, Grangetown, Cogan, Eastbrook, Dinas Powys, Cadoxton, Barry Docks, Barry, Rhoose Cardiff International Airport, Llantwit Major, Bridhend

Train operating Company: Arriva Trains Wales

Description: A loop line of the main South Wales railway line from Cardiff to Swansea

History:

Journey review - coming soon


Radyr railway station

Cardiff Central to Radyr

Name of Line: The City Line (part of)

Length of Line: 

Stations: Cardiff Central, Ninian Park, Waun-gron Park, Fairwater, Danescourt, Radyr

Train operating Company: Arriva Trains Wales

Description: A loop line off the Cardiff to Valleys railway lines

History:

Journey review


Maidstone train approaches Otford railway station

Otford to Ashford

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Stations: Otford, Maidstone East, Ashford International

Train Operating Company: South Eastern

Rolling stock: Class 466 EMU's

Trains start from: London Blackfriars

Description:

History:

Journey review: coming soon

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