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Written by Antony McCormack - 16 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Located just north of Birmingham and to the east of Tamworth. The line is a freight only line, to a the Birch Coppice Business Park, that originates at Kingsbury on the Birmingham to Derby line.
Railway type and traffic
There are no booked passenger workings on the line. It is freight only, with the terminal being served by DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Birch Coppice Terminal
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Open fields and business park, security gates at the entrance to the site but these are never shut so access is easy at the moment but could be restricted at certain times.
Road directions
From the M42, Junction 10:
Head east on the A5 towards Nuneaton and Atherstone. The first set of traffic lights you will see are the entrance to the Birch Coppice Business Park. Head onto the site and at the second island take the right turn and the line will be in plain site.

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Birch Coppice Terminal map co-ordinates
Park by the road but be careful as numerous container lorries use the park.
Public transport
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None, nearest shops or toilets are located at the service stations at the M42 junction.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Birch Coppice Terminal

Googly map
Streetmap links
Birch Coppice Terminal general view map
Birch Coppice Terminal close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
Trains can be photographed in both directions as when they enter the head shunt they have to reverse out.

General views - All photographs © Antony McCormack unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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