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Bosses rule out Severn Valley Railway extension

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Bosses at Shropshire's Severn Valley Railway today said that they had no current plans to extend the heritage line beyond its Bridgnorth station.

Bosses at Shropshire's Severn Valley Railway today said that they had no current plans to extend the heritage line beyond its Bridgnorth station.

However, they confirmed that Severn Valley Railway Holdings PLC had agreed to look again at the concept.

Plans have been revealed for a halt at the West Midlands Safari Park and for a station on a former factory site in Kidderminster within five years. But bosses said although proposals to extend the line into the Ironbridge Gorge had been mooted, they had had "more important priorities".

David Wilcock, SVR press officer, said: "Recently, there have been renewed suggestions that extending the railway could offer some benefits, and the Severn Valley Railway Holdings PLC has agreed to look again at the concept, to determine whether this could be a viable proposition.

"But it is keenly stressed that the SVR does not have any plans to extend the railway beyond Bridgnorth."

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