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Written by Tony Rispoli - 20 Aug 2007
last update by Stuart Hillis - 23 Oct 2010
and by Robin Sharman - 19 Aug 2015
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Location notes
Situated on the West Coast Main Line just north of Nuneaton is this gem of a station.
Railway type and traffic
West Coast Main Line traffic so mostly Pendolinos, Voyagers and there is plenty of freight passing through as well.
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RTT Link Atherstone Station
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This is a very quiet station, which unfortunately has a very infrequent service at the time of writing.
Road directions
From Nuneaton head to the A5 and leave onto the B4116 and this will take you towards the station, the station itself is accessed through a black gate and there is a small and usually empty car park.

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Atherstone Station map co-ordinates
You can leave your car in the usually empty car park which can accommodate about 6 cars. You are not far away from your car at any time and it seems perfectly safe.
Public transport
The train service is infrequent to say the least.
Stagecoach in Warwickshire operate Route 48 between Coventry/Nuneaton and Atherstone at 20 minute intervals, and also route 777 every hour between Atherstone and Birmingham International Airport.
Arriva Midlands North operate Route 776 every hour between Tamworth and Nuneaton serving Atherstone.
There is a train from Nuneaton and Tamworth every hour on weekdays and every 2 hours over the weekend.

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There is a very pleasant village/town in Atherstone itself and a Co-Op next to the station. The town itself is 5 minutes walk away and this features a 'Greggs' Bakery.
There is The Atherstone Red Lion Hotel which is a short walk up Station Street. Otherwise Nuneaton or Tamworth would probably be your best bet.
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Atherstone Station

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Atherstone Station general view map
Atherstone Station close up map

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Atherstone Station

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Photographic notes
Light is good for most of the day and the station is well lit for night time videographers! Views can be had in both directions and there is a curve at both ends so you can capture a tilting Pendolino with some ease.
The overbridge has now been completely removed. To access platform 1 (northbound) exit the station, turn left and walk through a narrow road underpass. Turn left again, and join the platform.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north - Image � Robin Sharman

Fig 1 - Looking north - <i>Image  Robin Sharman</i>

The footbridge has now been removed.

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Location Video

The Authors video from the location.

Videos by Callum Phelan.

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