Rugeley Town railway station
serves the town of Rugeley
. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland
The station originally opened in 1870, and called Rugeley (Trent Valley), confusingly the same name as the station on the main Trent Valley Line
! In 1917 it was renamed Rugeley Town. The station, together all those on the line between Walsall and Rugeley, were closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching Axe
, though the line remained open as freight-only.
It re-opened in 1997, as the second stage of the reopening to passengers of the Chase Line saw the extension of services beyond Hednesford. The following year, the short section of track between Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley stations was also reopened, allowing services to be extended via the Trent Valley section of the West Coast Main Line to Stafford.
Typically, Rugeley Town is served by one train per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street
and Stafford. At peak times on weekdays, there are some additional trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Town, although there are no trains on weekday evenings.
There is an hourly Sunday service, although this terminates at Rugeley Trent Valley.