Lichfield City (LIC)

Type: National Rail (Cross-City Line)
Station code: LIC
Opened: 1849
Platforms: 2
Lichfield City is the main station in Lichfield, opened by the South Staffordshire Railway in 1849, later becoming part of the London & North Western Railway. Initially services were only to Walsall and Dudley, later on services to Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield were added. The current station building dates from 1882 to handle the expansion.

Nowadays only stations along the Cross-City Line are served between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch or Longbridge via Birmingham New Street. Some services terminate at Lichfield City. Services to Walsall ceased in 1984. The station has 2 platforms either side of an island and has retained much of its look from LNWR days. Apart from the catenary of course!

The station was the scene of a terrorist attack in June 1990 when an off-duty soldier was killed and two other soldiers wounded in an IRA attack while waiting for a train at the station.
Main station building


Looking down the platform towards Lichfield Trent Valley

A London Midland services arrives heading North

Engineering sidings just beyond the station