Atherstone (ATH)

Atherstone is a stop on the Trent Valley section of the West Coast Main Line in North Warwickshire.
Type: National Rail
(West Coast Main Line)
Station code: ATH
Opened: 1847
Platforms: 2

The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1847. The original LNWR building has survived, despite plans in the 1980s to demolish it, and is now Grade II listed. The building is not used by the station anymore however and is a private office.

Atherstone has two platforms on the slow lines of the West Coast Main Line. Access between the platforms is via a road bridge that takes a road under the railway lines.

Atherstone is nowadays served by the modern day London Northwestern Railway with an hourly service every day except Sunday between Crewe and London Euston, some via Northampton.
North bound LNWR 350 107 arrives at the station

Station sign

Platform view

Under the WCML

Older style station name sign on the original LNWR building

A LNWR service heads off for London Euston