Wilnecote (WNE)

Wilnecote is a stop on the Birmingham-Derby Line in Staffordshire between Tamworth and Water Orton.
Cross Country 170 106 heads through the station

Type: National Rail (Birmingham-Derby Line)
Station code: WNE
Opened: 1842
Platforms: 2

The station was opened as Wilnecote and Fazeley in 1842 by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway, the name was shortened to Wilnecote in 1904 [1]. The station is situated on Watling Street as it passes to the South of Tamworth. The station is in a cutting with access to the platforms via the road which crosses the railway. The station did not have a goods yard itself but was next to a brick works which had sidings.

The station used to have brick platform buildings though these were lost in the 1970s and replaced with the usual bus shelters [2]. The station is managed by West Midlands Railway but unstaffed, Cross Country provide all services.
View down the platform, Watling Street bridge can be seen in the background

View from the bridge

View down the platform

A Cross Country service passes through

Cross Country 170 115 passes through
[1] Vic Mitchell, Birmingham to Tamworth and Nuneaton (Middleton Press, 2014) Fig. 61
[2] Ibid. Fig. 63