The site of the Croxley Link


This picture is taken from the Metropolitan Line between Croxley and Watford, looking towards the Two Bridges roundabout. The wall in the foreground is that of the Metropolitan viaduct, while in the centre of the scene is a basin on the Grand Union Canal.

In the distance can be seen a bridge carrying the former Croxley Green branch over the canal. Immediately to its right, behind the trees, is the site of Croxley Green terminus. This line closed in 1996 when another bridge, just off the left of the photograph, was removed as part of a road widening.

The Croxley Link is a proposal to divert the Metropolitan across to the Croxley Green branch and thence to Watford Junction, probably closing the existing Watford station. The link would be on a bridge that crossed this entire scene - trains from London would enter the picture from the right, cross the road in the vicinity of the small house, then pass over the canal and behind the light-coloured tree to merge on to the disused branch just off the left of the picture.

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