Shenstone (SEN)

Shenstone is a stop on the Cross-City Line between Blake Street (and the West Midlands-Staffordshire boundary) and Lichfield City.

Information
Type: National Rail
(Cross-City Line)
Station code: SEN
Opened: 1884
Platforms: 2
The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1884 when it extended it's line from Sutton Coldfield to Lichfield. The station originally had a goods yards and cattle pens though these were closed in the 1960s [1]. A signal box just South of the station closed in 1970.

The main station building (which includes the ticket office) remains intact with it's GWR style stanchion-less canopy. A similar but smaller structure on the other platform has now been replaced by the ubiquitous bus shelter. The line was electrified in 1993. Shenstone is served by trains every thirty minutes in each direction.
WMR 323 222 departs with a Lichfield bound service

Shenstone station building

A view of the station from the road bridge

Access between the two platforms is via this road bridge

Station building

WMR 323 222 returning to Birmingham (and beyond)

[1] Vic Mitchell, North of Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2014) p. XXXII