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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 05 Feb 2007
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Location notes
Water Orton is a busy village between Sutton Coldfield and Coleshill, and is on the Birmingham to Leicester, and Birmingham to Nuneaton lines.
Railway type and traffic
The station is served by Cross Country, and many units including 170s can be observed, as can Virgin voyagers and HSTs.
The location is very good for it`s selection of freight, currently DB Schenker, Freightliner, GBRF and Colas Rail services passing with class 47, 56, 57, 60, 66 & 67 on a regular basis. Freightliner services are Intermodal, Coal and Ballast.
GBRF services are Engineers
Colas services are steel.
Environment
The station itself is usually quite quiet, but has been known to be troublesome at night due to drug takers. Because of this, rumors are that the station is to close sometime in the near future.
Road directions
From Coleshill (Just off the M6) take the B4117 passing through Gilson (or alternatively take the the B4117 from further up the A446) both routes will lead you directly to Water Orton. Head through the busy village centre, and you will see the station to your right.

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Water Orton Station map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park in the car park which is next to the station. If it is full, you can park in one of the side roads to the north of the station, but do make sure that driveways are not blocked.
Public transport
There are plenty of buses operating in the area, and many can be observed stopping near the station frequently. These are mainly operated by West Midlands Travel.

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Amenities
There is a sandwich shop (Closes at 16:00) and a very nice fish and chip shop in the village. There is a public loo next to the station carpark which you have to pay 10p to use.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Water Orton Station

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Water Orton Station general view map
Water Orton Station close up map

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Water Orton Station



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Photographic notes
The line runs East to West. The best location is at the far end of the platform. If you wish to photograph east-bound trains, a 200mm lens is recommended if you want to exclude the 'closed-off' section of the platform from your shots.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east


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