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Written by Mark Bearton - 12 May 2005
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Wilnecote is a suburb of Tamworth and is located on the Birmingham to Derby main Line.
Railway type and traffic
There are regular passenger services-usually four per hour made up of two Voyager workings and two Central Trains 170s.
There is also a wide range of freight, including South Wales to North East steel, coal to Rugeley and Ironbridge, oil tanks to Kingsbury as well as departmental and Freightliner workings.
The footbridge is relatively quiet and links an industrial area to a relatively new housing estate.
Road directions
From the M42, junction 10:
Turn onto the A5 towards Tamworth, immediately leaving it to take the B5404 towards Wilnecote. You will pass the station on the left. Turn left at the traffic lights after the station onto the A51, then first left into Cottage Farm Road. The footbridge is at the end of the second small cul-de-sac on the left, almost opposite a road bizarrely called 'Cobia'.

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Wilnecote map co-ordinates
The area is residential so should be fine so long as you do not block any driveways.
Public transport
Wilnecote station is served every 2 hours by trains from Birmingham to Tamworth, Derby and Nottingham.
There are regular buses also from Tamworth operated by Arriva. Services 8/9 operate every 10 minutes and serve Marlborough Way (the B5440) to the east of the station, services 116 (Tamworth to Birmingham) and 767 (Tamworth to Birmingham International) both operate hourly along the main road (A51).

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There is a Fish and Chip shop between the station and the traffic lights, also a Barbers on the A51.
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.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Wilnecote general view map
Wilnecote close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is generally best for trains heading towards Birmingham as they pass through the station. The light is head-on about 1pm.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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