|In London Midland days 323 204 departs heading North|
|Type:||National Rail (Cross-City Line)|
The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1862 on it's line from Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield. The two-storey booking office has survived though everything else on the station has changed. The station had much more extensive platform buildings originally  but these days, the booking office aside, is the usual collection of bus shelters.
The station is in a cutting with the top storey of the booking office at the end of a ramp down from road level. The original wooden footbridge and the older station buildings were removed when the Cross City Line was electrified in the early 1990s . Both platforms have step-free access.
The station is managed by West Midlands Railway, services between Lichfield and Redditch or Bromsgrove are at up to six trains per hour.
|Ramp down to the booking office|
|The ramp for the other platform|
|Station view from the bridge to the North of the station|
 Vic Mitchell, North of Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2014) Fig. 87
 Ibid. Fig. 88