Tamworth actually has two lines that pass through it, both at different levels. It's at a kind of crossroads between trains heading for the north east, and those going to the north west. This gives it more train transport options than many town its size. You can get direct trains to London, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Liverpool.
Direct rail connections to/from Tamworth
Tamworth is a great place to base yourself for a tour of the Midlands and further afield as it is right in the centre of the country's extensive rail network. Because of this, you can travel to many of the UK's major cities from Tamworth without the bother of changing trains.
For direct travel around the Midlands:
Tamworth to Birmingham New Street: 20 mins
Tamworth to Derby: 25 mins
Tamworth to Lichfield Trent Valley: 5 mins
Tamworth to Cheltenham Spa: 1 hr 5mins
Tamworth to Nottingham: 55 mins
Tamworth to Stoke-on-Trent: 45 mins
And direct travel to other major UK cities:
Tamworth to London Euston: 2 hrs
Tamworth to Cardiff Central: 2 hrs 30 mins
Tamworth to Edinburgh Waverley: 4 hrs 45 mins
Tamworth to Bristol Temple Meads: 1 hr 55 mins
Tamworth to Sheffield: 1 hr
Tamworth to Leeds: 1 hr 45 mins
You can also get to Manchester, Liverpool and the North West of England by changing trains at Stafford.
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