£2.5m scheme launched to revive Bridgnorth station

THE Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is appealing for £2.5million to finance the major redevelopment of Bridgnorth station.

An artist’s impression of the new restaurant and toilets that will be situated at Bridgnorth. SVR
An artist’s impression of the new restaurant and toilets that will be situated at Bridgnorth. SVR

A new station building, turntable and car park form the three key elements of the £5m scheme, which launched on November 1. It is being backed by the hoped-for success of a fresh £2.5m share offer, with each share valued at £1.

The Bridgnorth Development Team has already received planning permission from Shropshire County Council for the site modifications, providing the share offer with a welcome boost.

The SVR describes it as the “most ambitious, far-reaching development and restoration project” in its 51-year history.

Bridgnorth Project Team member David Postle has spoken of his enthusiasm for the project: “All along we’ve been mindful of the very special history and heritage of the site.

Read more in November’s issue of The RM

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