Railways that are now roads

Ken H

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A683 towards Morecambe - used to be the Green Ayre-Morecambe line

Tebay - Newbiggin on Lune A685

Llanberis bypass A4086

short section of the Bala - Trawfyndd A4212 by Llyn Tryweryn

I am sure there are loads more....
 
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A66 west bound over Stainmore.
Big section of A15 south of Boston.
A1(M) somewhere south of Darlington.
Holt bypass in Norfolk.
Parts of A47 in Norfolk.
One side of Cross Keys Bridge.
The large viaduct (forgotten its name) just outside Bishop Auckland on the line to Durham.
 

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The A19 between Riccall and Barlby (North Yorkshire) used to be the ECML. It was closed in 1983 when the Selby diversion opened, the part between Riccall and York (Chaloner's Whin Junction) being part of Sustran's TransPennine Trail from 1989 and having a scale model of the Solar System - The Sun being at the A64 bridge and the rest of the planets being at scale sizes and distances all the way to Riccall.
 

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The rail tunnel underneath Caernarfon was converted into a road tunnel. I beleive portions of the nearby Felinheli bypass also infringes on the old rail alignment.
 

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Stratford upon Avon Seven Meadows road runs on the original Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway route through Old Town Station then continues on Great Western Railway Honeybourne route to the old Evesham Road Crossing.
 

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Cwmllynfell to Cwmtwrch - part of the Swansea St Thomas to Brynamman Midland (Swansea Vale) line.

I challenge any one born the wrong side of the Severn to pronounce that to my satisfaction.
 

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Stratford upon Avon Seven Meadows road runs on the original Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway route through Old Town Station then continues on Great Western Railway Honeybourne route to the old Evesham Road Crossing.
And of course that continues as the Greenway footpath and cycle route to Long Marston.
 

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The Coastal Road at Southport. This was costructed on the trackbed of the former C.L.C route from Aintree to a terminus at Southport Lord Street, between Woodvale and Southport. The road uses the original bridge to span the Liverpool to Southport electrified line, south of Ainsdale station.
 

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Part of the Hotwells branch in Bristol.
A very small stretch of the M4 is on the route of the Midland & South Western Junction south of Swindon (though, given the relative formation widths, it's probably best to say the railway is under the route of the motorway!).
North-to-East curve of the Midland Railway avoiding Mangotsfield station is now a main road (other bits in the area are cycle routes).
 

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Cwmllynfell to Cwmtwrch - part of the Swansea St Thomas to Brynamman Midland (Swansea Vale) line.

I challenge any one born the wrong side of the Severn to pronounce that to my satisfaction.
Cum&infe& Cumtur% Byninamam
where & is ll as in llandudno and and % as in loch

Born lincolnshire
Welsh is easy to say. Totally phonetic. The declensions are a nightmare.
 

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The Coastal Road at Southport. This was costructed on the trackbed of the former C.L.C route from Aintree to a terminus at Southport Lord Street, between Woodvale and Southport. The road uses the original bridge to span the Liverpool to Southport electrified line, south of Ainsdale station.
3rd mention of Southport Lord St today!
 

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Cum&infe& Cumtur% Byninamam
where & is ll as in llandudno and and % as in loch

Born lincolnshire
Welsh is easy to say. Totally phonetic. The declensions are a nightmare.
Good enough - report for duty 0600 at Ystradgynlais - report to the SM !
 

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I am sure there are loads more....
There are. :)

Off the top of my head:
A361 from Barnstaple to South Molton
Swainsley Tunnel in the Staffordshire Moorlands
A483 Welshpool bypass (an interesting one as the line's still there)
A66 at Bowes
 

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Some of these off Googlemaps, some from memory!
A149/B1145 North Walsham
A414 Maldon
A120 Stansted-Braintree (bits of)
St Ives Busway
Rochester Bridge
A22 East Grinstead
Steyning bypass
A349 Broadstone Way
A1M Merrybent (branch off the S and D west of Darlington).
 

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Former M & GN from Peterborough towards Norwich, the A47 in the Peterborough area is built on the former trackbed.
 

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The site of Dolgellau station, closed in 1965, is now under the A470 Dolgellau by-pass.
The Dyserth Branch, closed in 1973, is now a walkway/cycleway.
The old four-tracked railway from Colwyn Bay through Mochdre to Llandudno Junction, was reduced to two tracks and moved further towards the coast to allow for the building of the A55 dual carriageway. Also, I think the same line was moved to the east of Colwyn Bay to allow for the same road to be built over part of the trackbed.
 
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Much of the Musselburgh and Fisherrow branches
The Edinburgh Western Approach road over the Caledonian line into the site of Princes Street Station
Part of the Lothian lines through Portobello
The M90 between Kinross and Bridge of Earn in Places
The A68 between Earlston an d Leaderfoot
That's what I can think of off the top of my head!
 

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A3088 running west from Yeovil to join the A303, follows the Yeovil-Taunton line

A685 east from Tebay

A590 west from Haverthwaite (in places)
 

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