Our Railway

A brief overview of the Severn Valley Railway

Bridgnorth:

Our terminus at the northern end of the line, Bridgnorth, is a popular starting point for visitors from the north and west. The station building is largely original, dating from the opening of the line in 1862 although there have been many changes over the years. Our locomotive works is situated here with viewing of the locomotive yard possible from the station footbridge. Casual access to the works is NOT permitted except on special days which are advertised on our website.

Station Factfile:

Parking: Yes - Pay & Display

Toilets: Yes

Disabled friendly toilets: Yes

Wheelchair access to the train: Yes - both platforms

Public House - The Railwayman's Arms: Yes - access from Platform 1.

Refreshment room: Yes

Sales: Gift stop, stalls selling mainly second hand books, magazines and railway items.

Access information: Take the footbridge from the station main entrance for 15 minute walk into the town. You will encounter some significant slopes and steps as Bridgnorth is split into a "high" and "low" town separated by a sandstone cliff. A cliff railway is in operation (additional charge).

Hampton Loade:

Hampton Loade is a little gem of a station! On most days trains pass each other here bringing "noise and bustle" to this otherwise sleepy hamlet. Once the trains have gone, you may literally hear the butterflies flapping their wings! The River Severn is a short walk down the lane but, sadly, the last current - operated foot ferry in England has now ceased operation.

Station Factfile:

Parking: Limited and not recommended.

Toilets: Yes

Disabled friendly toilets: No

Wheelchair access to the train: Yes - both platforms

Refreshment kiosk: Yes - weekends only

Sales: coach selling mainly second hand books, magazines and railway items.

Highley:

Highley is one of our smallest stations, but it can be one of the busiest as it is also the location of The Engine House, our Visitor & Education Centre which is just a short walk from the station. The station has one platform but its three tracks are a legacy from the days when Highley was a busy coal mining area. Despite its industrial past, Highley is a pretty station in the middle of the Severn Valley Country Park.

Station Factfile:

Parking: Yes - very limited at the station at the Visitor Centre.

Toilets: Yes, at the station and Visitor Centre but access to the Visitor Centre is by ticket only.

Disabled friendly toilets: Yes, at the Visitor Centre, but access to the Visitor Centre is by ticket only.

Wheelchair access to the train: Yes

Refreshment kiosk: Yes - weekends only.

Sales: Yes - at the Visitor Centre only.

Access information: The Visitor Centre is a 150 yard walk from the station along a smooth and fairly level path. Highey village is a significant walk from the station and is not recommended. 

Arley:

You are out in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside now. Arley is a peaceful place where you can leave the train and enjoy the quiet of the countryside. The village is 400 yards from the station down the country lane. A footbridge over the River Severn leads you into the village.

Station Factfile:

Parking: Limited and not recommended.

Toilets: Yes

Disabled friendly toilets: No

Wheelchair access to the train: Yes - both platforms.

Refreshment kiosk: Yes - weekends only.

Sales: Small kiosk selling mainly second hand items, weekends only.

Access information: The village is a 10 minute walk from the station down a country lane. A footbridge takes you over the River Severn and into the village. The return walk to the station is uphill in parts.

Bewdley:

Formerly a junction station and one of our largest stations with its three platforms, Bewdley station is a great place to watch the trains go by. Leave the train here for a leisurely walk down to the River Severn and the town. Once over the river bridge this lovely Georgian town is in front of you with lots of places to explore.

Station Factfile:

Parking: Yes - Pay & Display

Toilets: Yes

Disabled friendly toilets: No

Wheelchair access to the train: Yes - all platforms

Refreshment room: Yes

Sales: Coaches selling mainly second hand books, magazines and railway items.

Access information: 10 minute walk into the town with some uphill slopes on the return.

Kidderminster:

Our main station at the southern end of the line. Most passengers join the Railway here. Full of atmosphere, this station was built in the mid-1980s and is modelled on the design used for Ross-on-Wye station built by the Great Western Railway.

Station Factfile:

Parking: Yes, token operated, park first and obtain an exit token from the machines on the car park or from the Ticket Office when you purchase your tickets. Other car parks are available locally on busy days.

Toilets: Yes

Disabled friendly toilets: Yes

Wheelchair access to the train: Yes - all platforms

Public House - The King & Castle: Yes - access from the station concourse.

Restaurant - The Valley Suite: Yes - access from the station concourse.

Sales: Gift shop, confectionery stall and station fund kiosk.

Access information: 10 minute walk into the town with some uphill slopes on the return.

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