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Written by Tony Rispoli - 04 Nov 2015
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Location notes
A footbridge on a small side road in Atherstone along the busy WCML.
Railway type and traffic
West Coast Main Line traffic so mostly Pendolinos, Voyagers and there is plenty of freight passing through as well.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Westwood Road Footbridge, Atherstone
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Perfectly quiet and pleasant location, there is a school nearby and also a children's playground which may provide some background noises as well as the sound of any cars on the reasonably quiet road.
Road directions
Exit the A5 and head into Atherstone and follow the one way system round. At the second mini roundabout turn right onto Coleshill Road. After crossing the railway turn left onto Westwood Road and the footbridge is on the left.

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Westwood Road Footbridge, Atherstone map co-ordinates
No restrictions on parking. Parking was available at the very bottom of the steps to the bridge!
Public transport
Atherstone train station has an hourly service to London and Crewe and the location is approximately 15 minutes walk away from the station.

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Atherstone town centre has plenty to offer.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Westwood Road Footbridge, Atherstone

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Streetmap links
Westwood Road Footbridge, Atherstone general view map
Westwood Road Footbridge, Atherstone close up map

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Westwood Road Footbridge, Atherstone

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Photographic notes
Easiest shots are looking north from the south side of the line as you can photograph from the very bottom of the bridge over the palisade fencing or you can climb a few steps. Northbound photos are possible from either the top of the bridge or by leaning over (careful of the OHLE obviously) the side slightly.

General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 -  Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

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