Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway
The Railway Station
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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Manchester Model Tramway Exhibition

  • 19 — 22 February 2015

The Manchester Model Tramway Group are whizzing their way down to Shropshire in February to exhibit a magnificent model layout just for you.

Timetable A. Normal fares apply.

A taste of Northern transport comes to Shropshire during February half term.

The 1949 built old layout, modeled in 0 gauge, was the brainchild of George Oakley, who had a keen interest in both the Manchester and Llandudno & Colwyn Bay tramway systems.

The fully operating miniature tramway will be on display in The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley from February 16th to 22nd as part of our half term running.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Spring Steam Gala

  • 20 — 22 March 2015

Our three day event for steam enthusiasts at the start of the season, including visiting locomotives and an intensive service of trains.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly