Severn Valley Railway

This article is an itinerary.


A Kidderminster bound train pulls away from Borle Viaduct.

The Severn Valley Railway is a steam heritage tourist line in England. It runs for 16 miles.

Get in

The Severn valley railway can be accessed from any of the stations on the railways route, although most visitors will start their trip at either end of the line.

The railway does not have direct interchanges with the rest of the UK rail network, although Kidderminster Town is only a short walk from Kidderminster (SVR) station.

By car

Bridgnorth station is on Hollybrush Road in Bridgnorth It is signposted from the A458 Birmingham - Stourbridge - Shrewsbury road, or the A442 Telford - Kidderminster road

The station provides a small car-park operated on a pay & display basis, and charged at(2012 price) 3.00 UK Pounds per day.

Kidderminster station is on Comberton Hill, in Kidderminster It is signposted from , M5 Junctions 3 and 6(NB only) as well as locally in Kidderminster, Standard UK Brown tourist navigation signs are used.

A small car-park is provided (pay & display) - Charged at (2012 price) 3.00 UK pounds per day, although the SVR website notes this can become become full at busy periods.

Get Around

As a railway, the best method of travelling between locations is the railway itself, with most of the rail related attractions being located on or within waking distance of them.


Kidderminster town during a staged WWII event
The Railwayman's Arms, Bridgnorth

The railway also operates a number of special events across the railway, as well as at The Engine House.


A number of SVR stations have gift shops, Bridgnorth also has a well stocked transport bookshop.


An on train 'trolley' service is provided.

There is a refreshment facility at Bridgnorth, as well as an on-station pub (offering pub snacks)

Flag and Whistle Stop - Located within the The Engine House (Highley)


The area through which the Severn Valley Railway passes is served by most UK phone operators, and all stations have access to the UK telephone system.

Stay Safe

The usual advice for the UK is applicable. It should be noted that although a tourist line, the SVR is still an 'operational' railway.

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