October Trains - The Ticket Office - Severn Valley Railway
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October Trains

Steam and diesel trains in the Severn Valley

Weekends & half-term

October Trains

Spend a whole day out on the Railway on one of our specially tailored return trips. Choose your journey and travel in a private compartment or reserved table seats as you steam through the Severn Valley with family and friends.

Every train will be pulled by one of our magnificent steam or diesel engines and you'll travel in our beautifully restored vintage carriages.

Please pre-book your tickets online to guarantee travel; tickets are on sale online until 3.30pm the day before travel.  Tickets MAY be available on the day.
Services will operate every weekend and daily during October half-term. You have the choice of five specially tailored return trips:
  • The Flyer, steam train, 10.15am-4.25pm - Kidderminster to The Engine House & Bridgnorth. Available on Saturdays, Sundays and throughout half-term
  • The Explorer, steam train, 11.00am-5.15pm - Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, with an optional excursion to The Engine House or Bewdley. Available Saturdays.
  • The Adventurer, steam train, 11.00am-5.05pm - Bridgnorth to Bewdley or Kidderminster & The Engine House. Available Saturdays, Sundays and throughout half-term.
  • The Wanderer, steam train, 10.40am-7.40pm - Kidderminster to Bridgnorth return, three times. October 23rd, No. 813 and No. 7714. Available on Fridays.
  • The Pioneer, diesel train, 9.45am-6.15pm / 6.45pm - Kidderminster to Bridgnorth return, three times.
    October 18th: Class 40 No. 40106.
    October 23rd:  Unfortunately Class 52 No. D1062 Western Courier has a brake problem, and is unavailable; Current plan is that Class 40 No. 40106 will 'top & tail' with another Diesel loco, to be announced. [ Mon 19/10 -- announced today that it will be D1015 Western Champion].  This train is now FULLY BOOKED.
    Available on certain Fridays and Sundays.
Plus, you can now start your day at Bewdley if you’re travelling on The Flyer, The Explorer or The Sunset Special! You're advised to pre-book tickets and select Bewdley when you’re prompted to do so when purchasing. Alternatively, tickets may be purchased on the day from Bewdley Booking Office if there is availability.

Each journey has its own set itinerary, so we can safely manage numbers at each Station and inside The Engine House. We've also made sure you can spend a whole day with us to help you discover Shropshire and Worcestershire in style.

Vintage Afternoon Tea
Make your day extra special and treat yourself to Vintage Afternoon Tea.
  • Travel on The Flyer, The Explorer or The Adventurer and enjoy home-made Vintage Afternoon Tea at The Engine House.
Simply add Vintage Afternoon Tea to your basket when booking your train tickets for £23 per person.

Find out more Click here to book

Sunday Lunch at Kidderminster
Dine on our beautiful concourse and reserve your table for Sunday lunch:
  • Travel on The Adventurer and enjoy a traditional cooked lunch from 11am. Available on Sundays. 
Simply reserve your table when booking your train tickets

What will look different:
  • Timetable - you must travel on set services at specific times You can only start your day at Kidderminster or Bridgnorth.
  • Tickets - we are selling tickets for compartments (up to six) or tables (one or two), and you should purchase these in advance so we can safely manage numbers on the Station and inside The Engine House. There is a fixed number of tickets available for each train, and we cannot guarantee that any will be left for sale on the day.
  • Seating - you will travel in pre-booked seats. Your seats, in a compartment or around a table, will be reserved for your exclusive use all day.
  • Stations - Arley and Hampton Loade Station will remain closed, with no public access.
Additional information:
If you have a Loyalty Pass, thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times - we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. How to use your Loyalty Pass in October.

If you have 'Freedom of the Line' tickets, thank you for your understanding. These tickets will be valid on our services in September, however, you must reserve your compartment or table in advance. How to use your 'Freedom of the Line' tickets in October.

If you are a single traveller or a couple, we have now introdued ticket options for you. Reserved tables are available to book for one person or two, in a socially distanced open carriage. You will not travel in a private compartment, so face masks must be worn at all times.

If you are a wheelchair user you must reserve a wheelchair space with your online booking.

Revised fares
for up to to six people
Table for Two
Table for One
Member £67.50 £32.50 £12.50
On the day (subject to availability)
Additional £5.00
Additional £5.00
Additional £5.00
Other information
Shareholders, Loyalty Pass holders & Annual Family Pass holders must pre-book their compartment in advance. You will need to enter your unique number to receive a 100% discount at the check-out. Any additional travellers not covered by your pass will be charged £15 on arrival at the Booking Office.
Dogs travel free of charge. Wheelchair users must reserve their space on the train.
Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1).
These tickets are not available for purchase from booking offices in advance.

Tickets will be dispatched by email. Terms & Conditions apply.

Also in October...

Enthusiast Fridays, The Wanderer

Travel on a double-headed steam train, with 96 miles of haulage! Some of our smaller engines aren't big enough to haul our main service trains, so we're teaming them up for some action-packed Fridays during October.

October 23rd
We haven't seen No. 813 on public service this year, so we'll be steaming the 120 year old engine to double-head with Pannier Tank No. 7714. Built in 1900 for the Port Talbot Railway, No. 813 returned to steam in 2016 and has been seen all over the country drawing the crowds. Unlikely to be steamed again in 2020, this may be your only chance to ride behind our oldest working engine.

Evening Dining Experience

We are delighted to offer an evening for food lovers on Saturday nights in October.

Travel in a private compartment on The Sunset Special and enjoy the fine views along the Severn Valley as you steam from Kidderminster to Highley.

Alight at Highley and enjoy a three-course meal at The Engine House. Seated amongst famous steam locomotives, taste the finest local and seasonal produce in amazing surroundings.

The Sunset Special

Sit back, relax, and let the countryside roll past the window on our evening excursions to Bridgnorth.

Join the steam train at Kidderminster for a 6.15pm departure, for an evening excursion to Bridgnorth in reserved seats.

You'll spend over 90 minutes at Bridgnorth, with time to visit the award-winning The Railwayman's Arms offering a variety of local real ales.

Your steam train will then wind its way back to Kidderminster through the breath-taking Severn Valley, all viewed from a lovingly-restored vintage carriage, arriving at 10.05pm.

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