Severn Valley Sream Railway
Signposted in Kidderminster, Bewdley, and Bridgnorth the stations have parking facilities.
Following the closure of many railway stations and lines in 1963, the late Sir Gerald Nabarro (MP for the area) spearheaded a campaign to re-open the line between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
In 1967 the campaign showed success and the line was carrying passengers between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade.
Hard work by volunteers resulted in further sections of the line being restored and opened once more and today 16 miles of track provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy not only the beautiful scenery but the experience of travelling on one of Britain’s most successful restoration schemes.
In 2007 severe storms damaged 45 locations on the line, repair work was put in hand immediately and the repairs are now complete.
The line wends its way through lovely country side with its views of the River Severn from Kidderminster (Worcestershire) through Bewdley (Worcestershire) to:-
Country Park Halt, Shropshire
Hampton Loade, Shropshire
ending at Bridgnorth in Shropshire
There are shops selling souvenirs at Kidderminster, Arley, Highley and Bridgnorth and the large variety of gifts include a selection of Severn Valley Railway branded products such as Clothing, Stationery and Ceramics. Bridgnorth also specialises in Railway books and DVD’s.
Many special events are arranged throughout the year ,such as,
A day out with Thomas the Tank Engine,
Santa Steam specials.
Contact - Severn Valley Railway,
The Railway Station,
DY12 1BG See - website for more information.
Sunday luncheons and many other special days, for Dining car service telephone 01562 827232 and for other enquiries and bookings telephone 01299 403816.