Severn Valley Railway in six-week shutdown for maintenance

Severn Valley Railway engine - archive image SVR aims to run trains during school half-term holidays

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is closing for six weeks from Tuesday as work costing £250,000 gets under way.

Track and drainage renewal and maintenance will take place on the 16-mile Worcestershire/Shropshire line.

Work includes renewing more than a third of a mile of track to and through the 480-yard long Bewdley Tunnel and replacing signal cabling.

The steam heritage service aims to run trains during school half-term holidays from 11 to 26 February.

This winter's work programme will bring the total spent on infrastructure renewals over the last three-and-a-half years to £1.5m.

During the same period last year the railway, which runs from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire, spent about £400,000.

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