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Written by Jack Meakin - 10 Jun 2015
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Location notes
Lichfield Trent Valley Station has 3, low level, platforms located on the West Coast Main Line with a link to the high level where stone trains and engineer trains come from Burton direction to join the WCML.
Railway type and traffic
Virgin West Coast and London Midland Passenger workings with Intermodal/Odd Cement train/Mountsorrel ballast/engineer trains/network rail workings.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Lichfield Trent Valley Station
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A set of station platforms.
Road directions
Lichfield is signposted from the A38, follow the A5192 into the town and once you go under the railway line the station is signposted.

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Lichfield Trent Valley Station map co-ordinates
There are 2 big station car parks.
Public transport
Bus X12 flyer/7 bus route to or from Burton.

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There are toilets in the station building. There is a Lidl located 5-10 minutes walk away.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Lichfield Trent Valley Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Lichfield Trent Valley Station general view map
Lichfield Trent Valley Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Lichfield Trent Valley Station

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Photographic notes
Light is best in the afternoon Great angles for trains in either direction.
Best location for northbound trains is either top of platform 1 or halfway up platform 1 just after the station building Southbound is best viewed at the very north end of platform 1 or south end of platform 2.

General views - All photographs © Jack Meakin unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south east

Fig 1 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking north west

Fig 3 - Looking north west

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Looking east

Fig 5 - Looking east

A working joins the West Coast Main Line from the Burton line.

Location Video

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