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Tamworth station is located at the crossing point of the West Coast Main Line and the Cross Country Line, and it has been an important railway junction since the 1840s. For decades, its strategic location meant the station was a key transfer point for the Royal Mail, with over 2,000 bags passing through each night. The original station, which opened in 1839, was demolished in 1961 and replaced with today’s buildings. From the station, it is a ten-minute walk into the town centre, the main shopping area around George Street, and historic Tamworth Castle. The Norman castle was built in the 1080s, although there have been fortifications on this site since Anglo-Saxon times. From AD 584 to 918, Tamworth was the seat of the Kingdom of Mercia, which dominated much of what is now central England. The castle is open to visitors throughout the year (weekends only between October and March).

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: None
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 09:15 - 16:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces290
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces50
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
On Platform 1
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to Booking Hall and Platform 1 (trains to Stafford and North West). Also level access side entrance to Platform 1. 33 steps up from Platform 1 to Platform 3 (trains to Derby and North East), also Lift. 32 steps up from Platform 1 to Platform 4 (to B'ham and South West), also lift. 36 steps down from Platform 3 to Platform 2 (trains to Euston). 36 steps down from Platform 4 to Platform 2, also lift. Platform staff available for all trains. One low-level ticket window and one high-level. Also staffed Information window. All platforms accessible by lifts. Waiting Rooms on Platforms 3 and 4 have 1 step to enter. Level access to Shelter on Platform 2. CIS screen for Platform 1 is in Booking Hall. CIS screens on all other platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available - A2B Taxis are at Tamworth Station on 01827 311 111. All taxis are accessible. Public waiting area for taxis

Tamworth is a split-level station with platforms 1 and 2 on the low level (West Coast Main Line) and platforms 3 and 4 on the high level (Cross Country Route). The ticket hall with counter, machines and a café leads to platform 1. Platforms 3 and 4 are accessed via steps or a lift. Platform 2 can be reached via platforms 3 or 4. Toilets are on platform 1, and there are waiting rooms on platforms 3 and 4.

Departures and arrivals from Tamworth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Tamworth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Bristol Temple MeadsCrossCountry18:49On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetAvanti West Coast19:041On time
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry19:054On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry19:083On time
to CreweWest Midlands Trains19:151On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NewcastleCrossCountry18:48On time
from London EustonAvanti West Coast19:021On time
from NottinghamCrossCountry19:054On time
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry19:083On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains19:141On time
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