B488

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B488
Location Map ( geo)
Cameraicon.png View gallery (3)
From:  Tring (SP906112)
To:  Linslade (SP911233)
Distance:  9.9 miles (15.9 km)
Meets:  A41, B4009, B4635, B486, B489, A4146
Old route now:  B486, obliterated
Highway Authorities

Buckinghamshire • Hertfordshire

Traditional Counties

Buckinghamshire • Hertfordshire

Route outline (key)
B488 Tring - Tring Wharf
B488 Tring - Linslade
B488 Linslade - Fenny Stratford - Newport Pagnell

Route

New Mill,Tring

The B488 is a rural road across the northwest Home Counties.

It starts at a junction with the A41 at the former ending point of the A41(M) west of Tring and heads northeast past the town, then over the Grand Union Canal and the West Coast Main Line. It then turns sharply left to head north through Ivinghoe (where it is the dominant number in a short multiplex with the B489). After recrossing the canal it passes Cheddington Station and then runs parallel to the railway line to end on the A4146 Leighton Buzzard bypass just south of Linslade.

History

The original line of the B488 through what's now Milton Keynes


The B488 used to be much longer, and has largely been obliterated by the arrival of Milton Keynes.

Originally, it started in the centre of Tring, on what was the A41 (now the B4635), heading north on what is now the B486. The rerouting further west probably occurred when the A41(M) opened.

Beyond its current endpoint, it headed north through Linslade, and followed the Grand Union Canal through Stoke Hammond up to the A5 at Fenny Stratford. This section was upgraded to the A4146, though the original route is now bypassed.

The road then headed over the level crossing north through Simpson and Woughton on the Green to end on what was the A422 High Street, near Newport Pagnell station. This section still partly exists as a road open to vehicular traffic, but has been cut off as a through route by the numerous roads crossing Milton Keynes, and survives only as a footpath in places, particularly around Willen Lake.



B488
JunctionsGrove Lock Roundabout • Tring Hill Interchange
PlacesLeighton Buzzard • Milton Keynes • Tring
MiscellaneousCublington Airport
Related Pictures
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B488 at New Mill - Geograph - 1401581.jpgBridge 133, Grand Union Canal, Bulbourne - Geograph - 1274249.jpgDirection Sign.jpg
Other nearby roads
TringA4011 • A41 • A41(M) • A4251 • Akeman Street • B4009 • B4635 • B486 • C138 (Hertfordshire) • C150 (Hertfordshire) • C69 (Hertfordshire) • C70 (Hertfordshire) • C71 (Hertfordshire) • Cublington Airport Motorway • Icknield Way • T35 (Britain)
Leighton BuzzardA4012 • A4146 • A418 • A505 • B4032 • B440 • B486 (Boxmoor - Leighton Buzzard) • C162 (Buckinghamshire) • C194 (Central Bedfordshire) • C238 (Central Bedfordshire) • C245 (Central Bedfordshire) • C246 (Central Bedfordshire) • C255 (Central Bedfordshire) • C256 (Central Bedfordshire) • C75 (Buckinghamshire) • C85 (Buckinghamshire) • M10
Milton KeynesA4146 • A421 • A422 • A5 • A50 • A506 (Hockliffe - Northampton) • A508 • A509 • A5130 • B4033 • B4034 • B526 • B557 • C129 (Milton Keynes) • C130 (Milton Keynes) • C131 (Milton Keynes) • C132 (Milton Keynes) • C13 (Milton Keynes) • C140 (Milton Keynes) • C141 (Milton Keynes) • C142 (Milton Keynes) • C143 (Milton Keynes) • C144 (Milton Keynes) • C145 (Milton Keynes) • C146 (Milton Keynes) • C147 (Milton Keynes) • C149 (Milton Keynes) • C150 (Milton Keynes) • C151 (Milton Keynes) • C152 (Milton Keynes) • C154 (Milton Keynes) • C155 (Milton Keynes) • C156 (Milton Keynes) • C157 (Milton Keynes) • C158 (Milton Keynes) • C159 (Milton Keynes) • C160 (Milton Keynes) • C162 (Milton Keynes) • C179 (Milton Keynes) • C181 (Milton Keynes) • C24 (Milton Keynes) • C41 (Milton Keynes) • C5 (Milton Keynes) • C9 (Milton Keynes) • E13 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • H10 (Milton Keynes) • H1 (Milton Keynes) • H2 (Milton Keynes) • H3 (Milton Keynes) • H4 (Milton Keynes) • H5 (Milton Keynes) • H6 (Milton Keynes) • H7 (Milton Keynes) • H8 (Milton Keynes) • H9 (Milton Keynes) • Holyhead Road • M1 • NCN51 • T11 (Britain) • V10 (Milton Keynes) • V11 (Milton Keynes) • V12 (Milton Keynes) • V1 (Milton Keynes) • V2 (Milton Keynes) • V3 (Milton Keynes) • V4 (Milton Keynes) • V5 (Milton Keynes) • V6 (Milton Keynes) • V7 (Milton Keynes) • V8 (Milton Keynes) • V9 (Milton Keynes) • Watling Street
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B420 • B421 • B422 • B423 • B424 • B425 • B426 • B427 • B428 • B429 • B430 • B431 • B432 • B433 • B434 • B435 • B436 • B437 • B438 • B439
B440 • B441 • B442 • B443 • B444 • B445 • B446 • B447 • B448 • B449 • B450 • B451 • B452 • B453 • B454(E) • B454(W) • B455 • B456 • B457 • B458 • B459
B460 • B461 • B462 • B463 • B464 • B465 • B466 • B467 • B468 • B469 • B470 • B471 • B472 • B473 • B474 • B475 • B476 • B477 • B478 • B479
B480 • B481 • B482 • B483 • B484 • B485 • B486 • B487 • B488 • B489 • B490 • B491 • B492 • B493 • B494 • B495 • B496 • B497 • B498 • B499
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