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Bridgnorth fund on the right track

By Sophie Madden | Attractions | Published:

Fundraising for improvements to Bridgnorth's heritage railway station have now reached over £2.1 million.

Pictures from the Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala at Bridgnorth Station.

With less than a week to go before the Severn Valley Railway's share offer closes, the total is now just £400,000.

The railway's Bridgnorth share offer closes on October 31 and the SVR is urging anyone who is thinking of buying shares in the project to apply as soon as possible, so that applications can be processed before time runs out.

The total needed is £2.5 million.

All money raised will go to the transformation of Bridgnorth Station site – the biggest redevelopment project in the SVR’s history.

The Bridgnorth Share Offer campaign was launched in November last year, with the entire proceeds destined to provide improved visitor facilities, access and parking at the Railway’s Northern terminus, and conserve the Grade II listed, neo-Jacobean station, built in 1862.

Money raised so far will pay for phase one of the ambitious project, covering the construction of a brand new refreshment room and toilet building, refurbishment and renovation of the existing station building and the first part of an extensive tree-planting scheme.

But they also need to fund phase two, which includes the installation of a locomotive turntable, the creation of additional car parking, a new access road, extensive tree-planting and landscaping.

Shares can be purchased from October 21 to 29 at Kidderminster and Bridgnorth Stations with cash, cheque or card from 10am to 4pm.

Or, contact the SVR on 01562 757900, using option two daily to find out more.

For more information, and to download a prospectus, visit svr.co.uk/ShareOffer

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden
@SMadden_Star

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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