Severn Valley Railway

a photo of a steam locomotive steaming into the station at the 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.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

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.

Admission charges

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:

Adult: £15.50

Senior (60+): £14.00

Child (4 - 15 years): £8.50

Family (2ad + 4ch): £43.50

A £1.00 booking fee applies per booking.

Collection details

Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Severn Valley Railway
The Railway Station
DY12 1BG



01299 403816


01299 400839

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.