After four months away, the Severn Valley Railway is proud to announce its grand reopening on August 1st and we want you to join us! Pre-booking only; Tickets are on sale now here!
Compartment carriages are available for up to six people with a selection of set itineraries to help you create a day to remember with your family! Two trains will depart from Kidderminster and one from Bridgnorth each morning, taking passengers the full 16 miles length of the line and back. There will be a stop-off at The Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley, and those who start their journey from Bridgnorth will also have the option of stop-offs at the Georgian town of Bewdley, and at Kidderminster with its Railway Museum. Pre-booked wheelchair accommodation is available on all services.
Visitors will be able to purchase food and drinks at both refreshment rooms at Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, and there’ll be a wide selection of heritage railway-related souvenirs on sale in the gift shops. The SVR’s pubs at both these locations will also be open.
At The Engine House Visitor Centre travellers can get up close to impressive exhibition locomotives and carriages, and immerse themselves in the early history of the railway. There’s also a brand-new exhibition telling the story of how the Victorians constructed the viaduct at Falling Sands. The Engine House café has balcony views across the Severn Valley and there’s a gift shop.
It’s planned that each of the three daily services will be steam-hauled, and over the coming weeks the railway’s engineers will prepare the locomotives and carriages that will be needed for service.
For full details of travel times and itineraries, and to book tickets from 11am on Monday July 6th please visit svr.co.uk or phone 01562 757900. Pre-booking is essential and no on-the-day tickets will be available.