Sutton Coldfield (SUT)

Sutton Coldfield serves the town of the same name and is a stop on the Northern half of the Cross-City Line between Wylde Green and Four Oaks. Just North of the station is a one hundred and fifty eight metre long tunnel.

Type: National Rail
(Cross-City Line)
Station code: SUT
Opened: 1862
Platforms: 2
The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1862 on it's line North from Birmingham. It was a terminus for a couple of years before the line was extended to Lichfield City in 1864. The station was later taken over the LMS and later British Railways. In 1955 an express from York to Bristol derailed at the station due to excessive speed because of crew unfamiliarity (as the service was on diversion), seventeen people lost their lives [1].

The station was once a grander affair with a bay platform for terminating services plus a goods yard and turntable [2]. The station was also host to Motorail services to Stirling from 1958 to 1972.

Sutton Coldfield became part of the Cross-City Line in 1978.
LM 323 210 arrives at Sutton Coldfield

Station building and footbridge

One of the station entrances

LM 323 214 stands at the station

A LM service departs

Another view of 323 210 in London Midland days

[1] Vic Mitchell, North of Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2014) Fig. 99
[2] Ibid. Map. XXIX