is at the north end of the station and has been completely refurbished by our dedicated volunteers of the Wailing Wall Construction Company. And with the departure of the contractor cabins, is now visible in its entirely – along with a significant area of our car park.
Are we happy?
the landscape is changing…
have been progressing to create a safe and effective area for the different users
has been closed for the contractors to carry out heavy duty groundworks to provide the best possible conditions for the demands on this small part of the station site…
Bridgnorth Station was not designed, way back 150 odd years ago, for the traffic it now gets.
So we are the ‘motive power depot’ for the preserved steam railway, but we are also the northern terminus. It’s a difficult combination.
It means that VERY heavy engineering requirements have to be in the same space ~(though not at the same time…) that VERY valued visitors need to cross over the route from where there is space to park.
The former ‘overflow’ parking ‘field’ is being transformed into a carefully surfaced illuminated 200-space car park for our very valued visitors. With the topography of the station site, they will still have to traverse the ‘level crossing’ that provides for run-rounds and locomotive movements – hence the current groundworks mentioned at the start. Everyone at the station fervently looks forward to the completion of ALL the building works!
now looks quite fabulous…
What a great job our Wailing Wall Construction Company volunteer team has done!
More pics to follow, but doesn’t our signal box look smart freshly unwrapped from the scaffolding that gave access for our volunteers to work their magic!
And just for fun, a pic from a bit longer ago…
is now available to pick up at Bridgnorth Station, from our pub, our gift shop, our refreshment room.
to 6 January we’ve got steam trains at Bridgnorth:
Then from 7 January until February half-term, our engineering teams take over the tracks and get work done that can’t be tackled when trains are running. Our pub will be open as usual, but our refreshment room and gift shop will be on reduced weekend hours.
are nearly ready…
The general manager said on 30 November that SVR is very close to taking possession of the Refreshment Room and Toilet Building at Bridgnorth from Iris Construction who have been working through a small snagging list before they hand us the keys. And next week will see the removal from site of all contractors’ cabins and remaining materials.
“Once we are able to freely access the building, the priority will be to open the toilets up to the public as soon as possible to replace the existing facilities. There will then follow a period of setting up the interior with items such as tables, chairs, curtains, fire irons and other essential items in order to make ready for public use. The kitchen staff will also require training on the new equipment and plant.”
The intention is to fully open the Refreshment Room at half term reopening, but it is anticipated that there will be a “soft” opening before then in order to shakedown the equipment and ensure its smooth operation when launched.
for our Santa Special train volunteers to be jolly as they welcome hundreds of excited visitors to the magic that is our Arley grottos. This means that at Bridgnorth we have no public trains until 26 December. Learn more from our seasonal timetable brochure here:
SVR Festive Season 2018