Nuneaton (NUN)

Nuneaton is a station on the Trent Valley section of the West Coast Main Line as well as serving the Birmingham-Peterborough Line and is the terminus of the Coventry-Nuneaton branch.

Type: National Rail
(West Coast
Main Line and others)
Station code: NUN
Opened: 1847
Platforms: 7
The station was opened by the London & North West Railway in 1847 originally with just two platforms but with later extensions and rebuildings in 1873 and 1915 when the current station buildings were built.

In 1924 it was renamed Nuneaton Trent Valley [1] to distinguish it from the Midland Railway station Nuneaton Abbey Street but reverted to just Nuneaton when the other station closed in 1969.

Two new platforms were built in 2004 for services between Birmingham New Street and Leicester (and onto Stansted Airport) so these services no longer had to cross the West Coast Main Line. Nuneaton is served by Virgin Trains, London Northwestern Railway (who manage the station) and Cross Country.
A Virgin Trains Pendolino arrives at Nuneaton

Canopies and platform buildings


GBRf 66 752 takes a freight through

LNWR 153 371 with the Coventry service

XC 170 104 arrives
[1] Vic Mitchell, Birmingham to Tamworth and Nuneaton (Middleton Press, 2014) Fig. 106