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Written by Marcus Dawson - 09 Jan 2004
last update by Jason Rodhouse - 15 Jun 2007
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Location notes
On the West Coast Main Line where the Northampton loop rejoins the main line. 82 miles north of London Euston on the Nuneaton (Trent Valley) section of the WCML.

Rugby Station is undergoing a vast remodling and track layout change. The information and images contained here are now quite out of date. There will be an update to the page shortly.
Railway type and traffic
Usual West Coast Main line Virgin WC traffic on the passenger front. Plenty of freight action from DRS, DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Rugby Station
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A busy railway station in the Warwickshire town. The staff are used to enthusiast on the platforms, but please be courteous and polite. If you are asked to move please do so.
Road directions
The station is well signposted within the town.
From the M6 (Junction 1) join the A426 which is signposted Rugby. Continue along this road until the third roundabout. Here take the fist exit and go under the railway line. Then take the first left into Wood Street. Continue along this road until it reaches a T junction and turn left into Railway Terrace. Continue round this road and you will pass the station and then follow the signs to the car park.

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Rugby Station map co-ordinates
In addition to the station car park there is a pay and display car park off Craven Street. There are also shot term parking bays.
Public transport
Virgin and Silverlink trains run a regular service from Euston and the Midlands.

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Rugby Station

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Photographic notes
Rugby Station is undergoing a redevelopment at the moment. This page will be updated with new text shortly.
The line runs roughly west to east. The station platforms are arranged in a ‘H’ formation with 4 bay platforms and 2 through platforms. The bays usually house the local ‘Thunderbird’ Rescue locomotives. On the south side is the Brimingham (north) bound platform and the west side is the London (south) bound platform. The station is host to a DB Schenker and Freightliner crew office and passing freights often stop in the platforms for a crew change.

The line runs roughly west to east. With this in mind the morning the sun is quite well positioned, only being obtrusive shoting for southbound trains heading away from the camera. Conversely in the evening it is poor for northbound departures. The platforms themselves are quite wide and have a slight curve in the centre, this combined with the platforms canopy can prove quite eye leading.

All Birmingham / Wolverhampton services (via Coventry), now use Platform 1 (i.e. the new platform). VT services tend to pull right up to the end of 1
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - Last night of the TPO's
The Rugby Midland Website

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 1 - Looking north west - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

A freight passes on the lines to the north of the station.
The Fastline crews change here.

Fig 2 - Looking north east - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 2 - Looking north east - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Looking from the new platform 1.

Fig 3 - Looking east - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 3 - Looking east - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 4 - Looking east - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 4 - Looking east - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 5 - Looking west - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 5 - Looking west - Pic © Jason Rodhouse

Fig 6 - Looking east

Fig 6 - Looking east

Crew changes often happen in the platforms.

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