Heart of England News

Severn Valley Railway Raises £2.33m

Rail enthusiasts have raised a huge £2.33m to revamp a heritage railway, hours before a year-long fundraising campaign ends.

Bosses at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), which runs between Shropshire and Worcestershire, offered shares for £1 each in a bid to raise £2.5m for a revamp.

Volunteer & board member Tony Bending said the amount raised was "absolutely tremendous" and would help preserve its "much-loved Bridgnorth station".

A late surge in share sales included £38,000 bought at Bridgnorth on Sunday.