(West Coast Main Line &
Cross Country Route)
This station was replaced by a modern design in 1962 , the Trent Valley Line (now part of the West Coast Main Line) was electrified at the same time. The high-level lines had to be raised to allow for the catenary.
The two parts of the station were officially named "high-level" and "low-level" in 1924, this naming convention remaining until 1971 . Both levels of the station once had numerous sidings, freight yards and the high-level had a turntable. These have all now gone including the once busy Royal Mail facility that would handle hundreds of mailbags a night and required twenty postmen .
|A Cross Country 170 on the high-level line|
|LM 350 123 heads off for London Euston, the high-level platforms are above|
|Mayflower leads an excursion along the WCML|
|Both levels of the station see a lot of freight traffic, this one on the high-level...|
|And this one on the low-level|
|A Virgin Trains Pendolino heads through|
 Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Tamworth to Derby (Middleton Press, 2015) Fig. 1
 David Lawrence, British Rail Designed 1948-97 (Ian Allan, 2016) p. 83
 Vic Mitchell, Birmingham to Tamworth and Nuneaton (Middleton Press, 2014) Fig. 66
 Ibid. Fig. 70