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  Topic: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 22
Views: 1777

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:16 pm   Subject: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
Dear Rob and Patrick, I don't know how factual this is but is the new high speed railway going to consume vast sums of money and there is only so much money to go around? I suppose that is another deb ...
  Topic: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 22
Views: 1777

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:53 pm   Subject: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
For Kidderminster and the Snow Hill lines, the main points seem to be refurb stock (presumably the 170s) and additional stock, and an upgrade for the sunday service (earlier trains and more frequent).
  Topic: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 22
Views: 1777

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:45 pm   Subject: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
I am reading this change as good news for the area.

A statement by London Midland offers a polite congratulations to the new train company. This is the internet link https://www.londonmidland.com/ ...
  Topic: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 22
Views: 1777

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:14 pm   Subject: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
The DfT press release:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-seats-for-rail-passengers-as-nearly-1-billion-is-invested-in-midlands-services
The interactive map gives more details: http://maps.dft. ...
  Topic: Foley Park Sugar Beet Sidings: Possible Goods Shed.
KJEvans

Replies: 34
Views: 5232

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:19 pm   Subject: Foley Park Sugar Beet Sidings: Possible Goods Shed.
Looks good but I can't see where there is space now the houses etc have been built on the sugar beat site.
Still plenty of room...
  Topic: Spring Steam Gala: 16 to 18 March 2018
KJEvans

Replies: 2
Views: 829

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:10 pm   Subject: Re: Spring Steam Gala 2018
Hi,

Are there any provisional dates for next year's (2018) Spring Steam Gala yet? And for that matter, the Autumn Steam gala, as I have to book leave, etc., well in advance?

Best regards,

Reg ...
  Topic: Fares thread
KJEvans

Replies: 112
Views: 39628

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:46 pm   Subject: Fares thread
Basically it's whatever route

You can check price and availability of through tickets to Bridgnorth (SVR) at
It's an Anytime Day return and an Off-peak return (ie within one month) hence the dif ...
  Topic: Fares thread
KJEvans

Replies: 112
Views: 39628

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:26 pm   Subject: Fares thread
Dear Patrick, thank you for this most useful reply.

I have spotted one possible problem? The main train company to get me to Birmingham from Nuneaton I believe is Cross Country (and not London Midl ...
  Topic: Autumn Steam Gala: 21 to 24 September 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 7
Views: 1830

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm   Subject: Autumn Steam Gala: 21 to 24 September 2017
There was a post on the official FB saying the next two would be announced on Monday. A comment suggested that the two visitors haven't visited the SVR before, narrows it down a bit.
  Topic: Class 88 88003 Genesis
KJEvans

Replies: 9
Views: 830

PostForum: Motive Power - Diesel   Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:19 pm   Subject: Class 88 88003 Genesis
All the below is from memory and i am happy to be corrected.

AIUI bi-mode, dual mode and electro-diesel are synonomous. It means they can operate in electric or diesel mode, as does the class 88 an ...
  Topic: Peppa Pig - Parking: 06/07 May 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 3
Views: 492

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:31 pm   Subject: Re: Peppa Pig - Parking
I see extra parking is advertised at Kidderminster Hariers.

Is that accessible through the SVR car park?

Thanks,

Graham
No, there's a cut through by the law courts though.
  Topic: Spring Diesel Festival: 18 to 20 May 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 69
Views: 9989

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:41 pm   Subject: Spring Diesel Festival: 18 to 20 May 2017
Event leaflet with timetable + loco allocations:
http://www.svr.co.uk/pdf/Special%20Events/SVR%20Spring%20Diesel%20Festival%20Brochure%202017.pdf
  Topic: Spring Steam Gala: 17 to 19 March 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 47
Views: 10822

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:30 pm   Subject: Spring Steam Gala: 17 to 19 March 2017
Rather confusingly, it's called a Ticket Voucher! You have now convinced me it is valid and just needs to be dated.
But what does the website mean by "SVR Free ticket vouchers" not valid f ...
  Topic: Spring Steam Gala: 17 to 19 March 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 47
Views: 10822

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:35 pm   Subject: Spring Steam Gala: 17 to 19 March 2017
I have a Shareholder's ticket voucher (valid to 1 Jan 2018). Is this valid for the Steam Gala? The SVR webpage seems to suggest it is not, unless I have misread it, but the Shareholder Travel Benefi ...
  Topic: Spring Steam Gala: 17 to 19 March 2017
KJEvans

Replies: 47
Views: 10822

PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:06 am   Subject: Spring Steam Gala: 17 to 19 March 2017
Looking at the Spring Gala Timetable is the 12:45 from Kidderminster the Severn Valley Limited?
Yes, from a look at the WTT available now on SVR Live, it would appear that the Limited is combined wit ...
 
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