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Bridgnorth Development Project

The Severn Valley Railway launched its most recent Share Offer on 1st November 2016 to raise funds for the Bridgnorth Development Project. Full details are at svr.co.uk and the offer closes on 31st October 2017.

You can also support the Bridgnorth Development Project by making a donation through the SVR Charitable Trust. If you are a taxpayer, we can usually claim a further 25% Gift Aid on your donation, at no extra cost to you, making this an extremely efficient way of giving to the project.

You can support the Bridgnorth project by making a single or regular donation online, or you can download a Bridgnorth donation form to complete and return to us. You can also leave a gift in your Will, or in memory of a loved one

All donations made to the Charitable Trust for 'Bridgnorth', including any Gift Aid, will be ring-fenced for this important project.  

The transformation of Bridgnorth is well underway

If you've visited Bridgnorth station recently, you can't have missed the huge transformation that's taking place. 

A newly built refreshment room and restroom facilities, in a 1900s Great Western building style, are set to be completed later this year. In the original station building there will be big improvements to the layout for the Railwayman's Arms and the shop.

The Charitable Trust is particularly excited about the next phase of the project, because this will see the installation of a restored turntable in the locomotive yard. We will help to fund this, so that for the first time ever, the SVR will be able to turn locomotives at the north end of the Railway. It will be a huge attraction for visitors and an invaluable operational asset.

For the latest updates on Bridgnorth Development Project, please visit svrlive.com.

You can support the Bridgnorth project by making a single or regular donation online, or you can download a Bridgnorth donation form to complete and return to us. You can also leave a gift in your Will, or in memory of a loved one

Whether you decide to help through the 2016 Share Offer, which closes on 31st October 2017, or by making a donation through the Charitable Trust, you'll be playing your part in the groundbreaking Bridgnorth development project, enhancing the SVR's future security as a leading regional visitor attraction.

Background to the Bridgnorth Development Project

In July 2016 Shropshire County Council granted full planning approval to the SVR for ambitious plans to develop its facilities at Bridgnorth.

The total cost of the project will be around £5m and according to SVR General Manager Nick Ralls it will transform Bridgnorth station:

"This really is the most significant development in the Railway's history. The original infrastructure and buildings at Bridgnorth were never designed to cope with the large volume of passengers we have today. We'll be creating a dramatically improved experienced for visitors and staff, and boosting the local economy." 

 

 

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