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Steam into September with the Severn Valley Railway

Steam into September with the Severn Valley Railway

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The Severn Valley Railway is launching a tweaked timetable of services for September, and is extending its current offer to appeal to couples and solo travellers. Its programme of family-targeted services throughout August have proved extremely popular, with many trains selling out.

Private compartments for up to six people remain priced at £75, and for September the railway is introducing a price of £40 for two and £20 for one at tables in the open, non-compartment, coach, where passengers will need to wear face masks throughout the journey. Tickets are on sale from tomorrow (Thursday 20th August.)

From 1st September, the leading heritage railway will continue to run two daily excursion trains, one from Kidderminster and one from Bridgnorth, with morning departures on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Additionally on Fridays, there will be three diesel-hauled round trips starting from Kidderminster, featuring a different class of locomotive each week.

On Saturdays, traditionally the most popular day for visitors, there’ll be two excursion trains from Kidderminster and one from Bridgnorth, with the addition of a Sunset Special service departing from Kidderminster in the early evenings. Passengers can either alight at Highley for a pre-booked dining experience at The Engine House, or they can choose to travel the full length of the line to Bridgnorth.

Helen Smith, the railway’s general manager explained the thinking behind the changes:

“We’ve been delighted at the uptake of our full-day excursion services this month, and have received extremely positive feedback from our visitors, who’ve loved having their own private compartment for the whole day. Now we’re able to add in diesel-hauled services on Fridays, along with our steam-hauled Sunset Special service on Saturday evenings.

“We’re particularly excited about our new Saturday dining experiences at The Engine House, Highley, where we’ll be serving three-course meals celebrating local, seasonal produce. The evening will finish with a spectacular lantern-lit return to the station to rejoin the train back to Kidderminster.”

“Passengers on our Explorer and Adventurer excursion trains will also be able to enjoy vintage afternoon teas at The Engine House. Both these and tables for the Saturday dining evenings must be pre-booked, and we’re expecting a high demand for the delicious, locally-sourced menus on offer. ”

Tickets are available  here or by phoning 01562 757900.

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