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Rugeley Trent Valley railway station

Rugeley Trent Valley
Location
Place Colton
Local authority District of Lichfield
Grid reference
Operations
Station code RGL
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 3
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 7,731
2005/06 Decrease 6,767
2006/07 Increase 11,314
2007/08 Increase 11,854
2008/09 Increase 20,324
2009/10 Increase 53,028
2010/11 Increase 76,790
2011/12 Increase 113,994
2012/13 Increase 117,302
2013/14 Increase 134,396
History
Key dates Opened 15 September 1847 (15 September 1847)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rugeley Trent Valley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Rugeley Trent Valley is a railway station located on the outskirts of Rugeley in Staffordshire, England. It is one of two stations in Rugeley, the other being Rugeley Town. London Midland operates the station, and all trains serving it; a passenger-operated self-service ticket machine has been placed at the station entrance (which is on the southbound (Rugby-bound) platform).

It is a minor station on the Trent Valley section of the West Coast Main Line. It is also the junction with the Chase Line from Birmingham and Walsall.

The station in 1958

History

On 25 May 1998 the Chase Line was extended back into Rugeley Trent Valley from Birmingham New Street after the line closed in 1965.

The station was the location of The Queen's naming of Class 67 locomotive No. 67029 Royal Diamond, marking her diamond wedding anniversary with Prince Phillip, on 12 October 2007.

Layout

Rugeley Trent Valley has three platforms with Platform 3 located at the main entrance and Platforms 1 and 2 located on an island platform. Platform 1 is bi-directional which is used for terminating services from where as Platform 2 is used for northbound services to Crewe while Platform 3 is used for southbound services to London Euston. Between Platforms 2 and 3 there are two fast lines for non-stop services. All platforms are electrified however platform 1 is only electrified for a short distance outside the station at present (though this will change when the Chase Line is electrified in the next few years).

Rugeley Trent valley is unstaffed but does have a ticket machine and a PERTIS machine at the entrance.

Services

Rugeley Trent Valley is managed by London Midland who operate all the train services.

Chase Line

The station is served by a local service to/from Walsall and Birmingham on the Chase Line which run half hourly during peak times and hourly during off peak times on Weekdays, half hourly on Saturdays and hourly on Sundays. These services used to be extended to terminate at Stafford, but as of the December 2008 timetable changes these services have all been cut back to terminate at Rugeley Trent Valley.

West Coast Main Line

London Midland operate an hourly service, southbound to London Euston and northbound Crewe via Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

Virgin Trains services between London Euston - North West England do not call at Rugeley Trent Valley.

External links

  • Train times and station information for Betzaida Ubri from National Rail
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus London Midland
London Midland
London-Crewe


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