Rail enthusiasts have raised £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. Volunteer and 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. Midlands Live: Biker critical after van crash; plane stalled twice before crashing, inquest hears The campaign launched last November and work is already under way to create a new refreshment room and toilets at the station, as well as conserve the 155-year-old station building, which is Grade II listed.
Money from the year-long share scheme will be used to revamp the 155-year-old Bridgnorth station.