Sutton Town station was the first passenger casualty on the Midland Railway's
line from Water Orton to Walsall. Opening in 1879, the station closed to passengers in 1924 unlike the other
stations on the line which closed in 1965. Unfortunately, I couldn't locate a photograph of the
station in use but was very pleased to find, upon arriving at the site, that the station building is
completely in tact and now being used as the regional headquarters for Relate as can be seen above.
Above-left we see a shot from a different perspective of the station house taken
on Midland Drive - the building's nameplate shows it is still known as the 'Station House'. Above-right
we have entered the car park of the building seen to the left of the station building in the previous shot to look at the track
behind it: this is the best shot you can get of the station site, however it is insufficient to determine
if any platform remains, although I doubt it would now. The line has been retained for goods use and
it is interesting to note when pondering its demise, the close proximity this station had with the LNWR's
Sutton Coldfield station which is still in use today and Sutton Park station on this line which are both
a few minutes walk away - it is not surprising that passenger business was not as forthcoming as was
thought when planning the line.