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Written by Mark Widdop - 14 Oct 2007
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Location notes
The location is a bridge on a public footpath running right through the centre of a golf course.
Railway type and traffic
Local 'Central' units can be seen on the line, as can various freight workings, mainly DB Schenker and Freightliner. This can also be a diversion route for the West Coast when the Coventry line is shut, with the electric trains being dragged with class 57 locomotives.
The location is a public footpath in a golf course, it is actually used by the golf course as a footpath for moving between holes.
Road directions
From the M6, Junction 3:
Join the A444 heading towards Nuneaton and Bedworth. Take the 2nd exit at the first 3 roundabouts. At the fourth roundabout take the 1st exit into College Street, B4112 signposted Fillongley. At the mini-roundabout turn left onto Arbury Road signposted Meriden. You can either stop here and take the footpath from the village over the golf course. Or you can continue to the next roundabout and take the 1st exit signposted Arley, park on the right hand side of the road by the golf course, if you are feeling cheeky park in the golf course.
A public footpath runs through the golf course, walk past the club house and follow the main path through the course you will the come to a bridge over the railway line.

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Arley Tunnel map co-ordinates
Either park in the village and walk across the golf course or you can park by the side of the road by the golf course, or on the golf course car park if you are feeling cheeky.
Public transport
Stagecoach services 17/17A/717 operate every 30 minutes from Nuneaton to Ansley village with the 717 continuing every hour to Birmingham International station.

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There are pubs and shops in the village of Ansley.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Arley Tunnel

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Photographic notes
Trains can be shot in both directions, from this high vantage point for the best photos leaving the tunnel a 200mm lens is required.

General views - All photographs © Mark Widdop unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

And if you are really jammy the workings pass under you!

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