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Old January 5th, 2015, 09:55 AM   #21
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Hyvinkää-Karkkila, Finland

The 44 km narrow gauge (750 mm) railway Hyvinkää-Karkkila was in use from early 1910's to 1967. The final reason for the collapse of the business case was the opening the highway 2 via Karkkila in late 1950's.



The rails were removed soon after the end of the traffic. A few sections of the former trackbed are still in use as local and private roads. A recent night ride recording on the Hunsala-Vaskijärvi section of 4.5 kilometers. The road is partly in a good condition, partly barely passable:

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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:26 PM   #22
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The Anton Anderson Tunnel in Alaska was a railroad tunnel that was converted to allow both road traffic and train traffic. However since it is only one lane in each direction and since trains still use the tunnel you can only use it at certain times of the day making it inconvenient to use.





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portag...emorial_Tunnel

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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:41 PM   #23
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Some roads on former railway-right-of-way in the Netherlands:
* N231 Aarlanderveen-Nieuwkoop-Nieuwveen-Amstelhoek
* N233/N320 Rhenen-Kesteren
* N264 Oeffelt-Gennep (bridge)
* N347 Goor - Rijssen
* N348 Raalte - Ommen
* N361 Dokkum - Morra and Ulrum - Wehe den Hoorn
* N378 Gasselternijeveen - Stadskanaal
* N387 Kolham - Siddeburen
* N440 Wassenaar -Waalsdorpervlakte
* N445 Leiden -Roelofarendsveen - Leimuiden
* Eindhoven - Aalst, Europalaan Valkenswaard
* busbaan Uithoorn
* Beach avenue, Schiphol-Rijk
* Spoorlaan, Drunen

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Old January 14th, 2015, 05:52 PM   #24
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Afsluitdijk in the netherlands. Major causeway, 32 km long. Carries a 2x2 motorway
today, but was originally planned for a narrower road and a 2-tracks railway, which
was never built. Later on the rail reservation was used to enlarge the road.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 06:03 PM   #25
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In Belgium, abandoned railways and trams lines, along with river and canal
embankments, are transformed into roads dedicated to slow traffic (pedestrians, cyclists,
and horse-riders). More than 1300 km are already available, for the south part (french
speaking) of the country. Map at http://ravel.wallonie.be/opencms/ope...parcours/carto
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Old January 14th, 2015, 11:15 PM   #26
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There are a few examples in Norway. The fv 38 in Kragerø runs through a former railway tunnel, there are pedestrian lanes along former railroads south of Fagernes and north of Skreia, both in Oppland county. If I'm not gravely mistaken, the Dale-Voss section of the E16 is also partly on a former railway. There are probably many more as well.
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