This is an unusual and very interesting location, a major junction on the West Coast main line.
With a long railway history going back to the opening of the London and Birmingham Railway in 1838, it is still full of variety, both passenger and freight. Main line passenger services are operated by Virgin Trains and semi-fast services by Silverlink. The range of freight traffic includes freightliner, inter-modal, coal, oil tanks, engineering/infrastructure trains and car transporters.
The modernisation and electrification of the West Coast Main Line in the 1960's brought substantial increases in the frequency and speed of the Liverpool/Manchester/Wolverhampton services to Euston. The recent West Coast Route Modernisation scheme has brought further change to Britain's busiest inter-city route.