View the route of the proposed Honeybourne Link to see the places that would be affected along Summerton Way, Seven Meadows Road, the Greenway to Long Marston and onwards to Honeybourne Station.

Also look at the infrastructure that would require repair or replacement and make the reinstatement of the railway very difficult and costly.

Sites Affected:

Site 1.     Connection to existing rail track, dissecting Stratford College and the retirement properties
Site 2.     Summerton Way – footpath and cycle route
Site 3.     Summerton Way – footpath to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Site 4.     Seven Meadows Road (north) Roundabout – proposed tunnel
Site 5.     Seven Meadows Road (north) – A4390
Site 6.     Sanctus Road Overbridge
Site 7.     Proposed tunnel under Wetherby Way
Site 8.     Stratford Racecourse Bridge
Site 9.     Stannal’s Bridge (8-span brick arch with steel trusses on top)
Site 10.   Cattle Creep tunnel beneath the Greenway
Site 11.   River Stour Bridge (2-span brick arch)
Site 12.   Chambers Halt Crossing
Site 13.   Pearces Crossing
Site 14.   Milcote Road
Site 15.   Marchfront Brook Bridge
Site 16.   Knobbs Farm Crossing
Site 17.   Farm access
Site 18.   Ditch/Culvert Bridge
Site 19.   Airfield Crossing
Site 20.   Wyre Lane Crossing
Site 21.   Station Road – where it is proposed to build a new station
Site 22.   Long Marston Road OverBridge
Site 23.   Footpath Crossing
Site 24.   Farm Access
Site 25.   Farm Access
Site 26.   Broad Marston Road Underbridge
Site 27.   Farm Access
Site 28.   Stratford Road Underbridge
Site 29.   Station Road Overbridge
Site 30.   Honeybourne Station Footbridge
Site 31.   Proposed new rail track and platform at Honeybourne Station

The following photographs show some of the above places which would be impacted by the proposed railway:

(1)  Site 2: The footpath and cycle way at the top of Summerton Way, looking towards The Willows and the Primary School. A route would be forced through, between Stratford College and the retirement properties to get to Stratford Town rail station.

(2)  Site 3: The footpath to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage across Summerton Way would be diverted or a footbridge installed over a proposed deep railway cutting. Neither option would seem attractive to the many visitors walking directly from Stratford town centre to this important tourist destination, nor to the residents living nearby.

(3)  Site 4: Traffic and pedestrians negotiating the busy roundabout under which it is proposed to construct a railway tunnel joining Summerton Way and Seven Meadows Road (north).

(4)  Sites 5 and 6: Sanctus Road traffic bridge on Seven Meadows Road would be demolished and rebuilt to accommodate the proposed railway cutting, which would squeeze traffic to the right hand side within the existing width of the carriageway.

(5)  Site 6: A view across Sanctus Road Overbridge.

(6)  Site 7: Wetherby Way off Seven Meadows Road (south) roundabout, the site of a proposed rail tunnel.

(7)  Site 8: The Racecourse Bridge on the Greenway below Carriages Cafe, looking towards Wetherby Way/Lingfield Crescent.

(8)  Site 9: Looking through Stannal’s Bridge onto the River Avon, whose repair or rebuilding would be a major cost for the proposed railway project.

(9)  Site 9: The current footpath and cycle route over Stannal’s Bridge. Both sides of the structure would certainly require repair/rebuilding.

(10)  Site 11: The bridge over the River Stour is another structure likely to require attention

(11)  Site 12: Chambers Halt Crossing between the racecourse and Milcote Road used by pedestrians, vehicles and farm animals where a bridge would have to be installed, as new level crossings are no longer allowed for safety reasons.

(12)  Site 13: Pearces Crossing between Stratford Racecourse and Milcote Road is used by pedestrians, vehicles and farm animals where the level crossing would have to be replaced by a bridge.

(13)  Site 14: Milcote Road, where a road bridge would have to be built for the railway to pass beneath.

(14)  Site 15: Marchfront Brook Bridge, between Milcote Road and Long Marston that may require attention.

(15)  Site 16: Knobbs Farm Crossing between Milcote Road and Long Marston is used by pedestrians, vehicles and farm animals, where the level crossing would have to be replaced by a bridge.

(16)  Site 19: Airfield Crossing between Milcote Road and Long Marston is used by pedestrians, vehicles and farm animals, where the level crossing would have to be replaced by a bridge.

(17)  Site 20: Wyre Lane Crossing leading to Long Marston is used by pedestrians, vehicles and farm animals, where a bridge would be required.

(18)  Site 21: Station Road, Long Marston, where a road bridge would have to be built for the railway to pass beneath

(19)  Site 22: The existing single track seen from Long Marston Overbridge, that would be changed to a double track in the proposed rail project.

(20)  Site 25: A farm access on Broad Marston Road, that would have to cross a double track with increased rail traffic, likely requiring a bridge to be built for safety reasons.

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(21)  Site 26: Broad Marston Road Underbridge, that would have to carry a double rail track and substantially increased rail traffic.

(22)  Site 28: Stratford Road Underbridge would likely require strengthening to take the additional load of a double track and more frequent trains.

(23)  Sites 29 and 30: Station Road Overbridge and Honeybourne Station Footbridge would require work to accommodate the proposed railway.

(24)  Site 31: A new platform would be built and extra track laid beside the existing railway and also affecting Sites 29 and 30.