Severn Valley Railway restarts passenger services [BBC News]

Date: 01/08/2020

A heritage railway has reopened after more than four months of closure due to coronavirus. The Severn Valley Railway [SVR] has been losing about £500,000 a month due to the closure. SVR was fully booked up for Saturday^s reopening, with passenger groups of up to six having their own compartment to enable social distancing. The railway^s general manager said resuming services would help ^break even^ rather than making a profit.

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The railway, which runs between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, has been losing about £500,000 a month.

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Bulleid Pacific no 34053 'Sir Keith Park' standing alongside the station at Bridgnorth on 2 August 2012.
Location: Bridgnorth
Company: Severn Valley Railway
02/08/2012 Peter Todd
Who are you calling a small engine? If you're going to be rude, you can all stay on the platform, and I'll go and join that train over there. I'd rather go to Bridgnorth, anyway. 1450 goes off in a huff at an SVR steam gala.
Location: Hampton Loade
Company: Severn Valley Railway
18/03/2017 Ken Strachan
Black 5 no 5000 stands alongside 25056 at Bewdley station on the Severn Valley Railway in May 1981.
Location: Bewdley
Company: Severn Valley Railway
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