We had arrived into Rugeley Town railway station earlier on in the day from Birmingham, but I didn’t get much chance to look at it properly. There isn’t much to see, but this is one of the railway stations which has been reinvigorated over recent years and it’s used by over 100,000 passengers a year.
The railway station in this area originally opened in June 1870 and was operated by the London and North Western Railway. It was shut down during the Beeching cuts and so the railway station looked like it would be permanently lost, although the track remained in place. The current new station, located a little further down the track away from Rugeley, was built in 1997 as part of the re-opening process of what became known as the Chase Line.