SVR Bridgnorth Station

The spiritual home of Severn Valley Railway

November 2018

  • Signal box

    refurbishment is not something easily done when the box is sited where ours is, at the north end of a busy platform, where travellers like to crowd to view their loco up close, and where the upper floor needs scaffolding for safe working. It has taken a long time to organise but in the last… Continue reading

  • Benches

    are an important element in our station ‘street scene’ at Bridgnorth, and are well used by visitors taking in the air, and patrons of the pub. A good turnout by our Wailing Wall team members enabled a complete rearrangement of our benches – ready for the opening of our new refreshment room. Continue reading

  • Groundworks

    for our new 200 space west car park is in its final few weeks, due for completion 24 December. Evidence of the work is visible at the south end of the station, with the embankment to the new refreshment room being sculptured, netted and planted. The new footpath from the donkey gallop steps is paved… Continue reading

  • Just days to go…

    to the departure of the building contractor’s compound and cabins, and the start of a big tidy up at the south end of the station. In the meantime, here are some images taken on Saturday. Our Wailing Wall team colleagues have been painting the railings, posts, modesty panel, so speed up progress and ensure a top… Continue reading

About US

Originally opened in 1862 Bridgnorth was the principal intermediate station and crossing point between Hartlebury and Shrewsbury. After its last BR passenger service in September 1963 it was saved by preservationists and reopened to Hampton Loade in 1970. We have the only listed building on the Severn Valley Railway, grade II first listed in 1974, and many other unique features which we’ll tell you about here.