LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Nuneaton to
Coventry Station: lnwrcov556
View of the damage sustained to the Rugby end of the up
platform including bomb craters to the running line on 15th November 1940.
Whilst the City of Coventry was very badly damaged by the Luftwaffe (causing
the Germans to invent the expression to "Coventrate" meaning to utterly
destroy) the railway wasn't too badly damaged. However the disruption through
bomb damage and unexploded bombs resulted in services being terminated at Tile
Hill on Birmingham services. Tile Hill was the temporary terminus because it
had both a siding and run round facilities whereas Canley Halt, opened in 1940,
had no such facilities.