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We continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice. Please keep checking our website and social media for further updates.
We have suspended all public trains but services will restart on 1 August. DO NOT trespass on the Severn Valley Railway, work is increasing on the line.
The SVR's pubs, the Railwayman's Arms at Bridgnorth and King and Castle at Kidderminster, and the gift shop at Kidderminster are all open.
The Engine House, all stations other than Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, booking offices, refreshment rooms and gift shops other than Kidderminster are closed.
Special events have been cancelled. We are looking to run some events from September, with more information available soon.
For more details see here.
All here at the SVR hope you and your families stay well and we look forward to seeing you all again.
The Fight Back Fund Shop
To help with our Fight Back Fund, we’ve hand-picked a selection of Severn Valley Railway merchandise which you can order online. All proceeds will go towards securing the future of the Severn Valley Railway.
Thanks to an astounding response to our Fight Back Fund we've now received more than £750,000 in donations and share purchases (correct as at 1st June). We are deeply grateful to every single person who has come to the rescue.
We are planning for the Railway's reopening, but this won't happen until 1 August, and we won’t see a return to sustainable levels of passenger revenue until well into next year. We face a longer and more serious threat than we could have envisaged. The huge loss of income to the SVR means we won’t be able to make our crucial annual investment into the Railway.
But with our Fight Back Fund, we continue to fundraise for the SVR’s recovery both during the current crisis and in the tough months that will follow. We are actively seeking further donations to this fund because fighting back is what we’re known for. We’ve never needed your help more than we do now, please donate to the SVR’s Fight Back Fund.
See below the BBC Midlands Today's report from 29th March.
Works at Falling Sands Viaduct
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