Severn Valley Railway lights up Kidderminster station for NHS

Severn Valley Railway has lit up its flagship station with a spectacular light show to give thanks to NHS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working with local lighting experts, Betalite, the heritage railway lit the station up on Monday 4th May as a tribute to frontline staff.

The show opened with the instantly recognisable NHS blue then transformed through the full rainbow of colours. A small team from Betalite and the railway were on hand to live stream the event, which reached thousands of fans on Facebook and Instagram. SVR’s marketing manager, Dan Shorthouse, said:

“Whilst we can’t open to run our normal services, we wanted to find a way to show our thanks to NHS staff who are giving so much during this difficult time.

“We’ve worked closely with Betalite to create something to capture the imagination and they’ve delivered something we are very proud of!”
Severn Valley Railway will repeat the impressive performance for two more shows, starting at 8.50pm, on both Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th May. These can be viewed live on the railway’s official pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Government restrictions in response to the pandemic mean the Severn Valley Railway has been closed since 15th March. For more information, you can visit


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