Severn Valley Railway
The SVR is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of visitors and enthusiasts alike between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles.
The Severn Valley Railway was in the transport business as a through route for 101 years, from 1862 until 1963. The preservation of the SVR dates from 1965, when a group of railway enthusiasts formed the Severn Valley Railway Society at Kidderminster.
Our School Education Service provides advice and practical support for teachers and group leaders from a wide variety of educational and community organisations. Our Education Services Manager and Education Officer have backgrounds in primary and secondary education and a number of the staff who work with the service also come from the education sector.
In addition to the practical help we are able to give to school groups arranging a visit to the unspoiled Severn Valley we also organise a number of curriculum-based experiences, for a range of age groups, which further enhance a journey by heritage steam train.
Transport heritage site
See the calendar and timetable on the website for full details of train times. The Engine House is open on the same dates as the railway operates. These dates are published in our annual calendar and timetable.
There are various affordable fares and options at the stations of the Severn Valley Railway. See the website link (right) for full details.
Discounts are available on 'Freedom of the Line' fares allowing access to all of the lines if booked five days in advance. Pre-booking gives an approximate discount of 10% off the fare charged at stations on the day of your visit as follows:
Senior (60+): £14.00
Child (4 - 15 years): £8.50
Family (2ad + 4ch): £43.50
A £1.00 booking fee applies per booking.
Evening Scenic Specials
- 5 September 2015 *on now
- 12 September 2015
Our Evening Scenic Special is operated by our diesel unit on selected Saturday evenings and takes you on a leisurely journey to Bridgnorth and back.
Departing at 7.00pm from Kidderminster, enjoy a leisurely journey to Bridgnorth. If you are feeling peckish, you might like to order a fish and chip supper when on the train (additional charge applies).
Why not wash it down with a glass (or two) of one of our ales available in The Railwayman's Arms, right on the platform at Bridgnorth.
The return train departs from Bridgnorth at 9.00pm, arriving at Kidderminster at 10.00pm.
Bar facilities are available on this train. Facilities for the less able are also available on this train.
- Family friendly
Pre-book online for discounts
Severn Valley Railway
The Railway Station