Timetable: Severn Valley and Tenbury Lines 1962

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The timetable for passenger services below is extracted from the BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) Midlands Division Working Timetable for 18 June to 9 September 1962, Section H (Birmingham District). Reproduced by kind permission of Michael Clemens.

Overview

The Midlands Division extended as far as Buildwas Junction, with stations to the north falling under the Shrewsbury District. For convenience this working timetable therefore included times for Shrewsbury as the terminus for the Branch, but not the intermediate stations and halts at Cressage, Cound Halt and Berrington.

The timetable broadly followed the pattern in use in 1959 and 1960 with four through trains in each direction, although the final train in each direction no longer involved a length delay which increased the journey time to around three hours. In summary the principal timings were:

From Shrewsbury:

  • 6.40am to Hartlebury (arr 8.52am)
  • 1.45pm to Kidderminster (arr 3.52pm)
  • 4.20pm to Hartlebury (arr 6.11pm)
  • 5.32pm to Kidderminster (arr 7.40pm)

To Shrewsbury:

  • 7.00am from Hartlebury (arr 8.50am)
  • 2.05pm from Kidderminster (arr 3.52pm)
  • 4.23pm from Kidderminster (arr 6.35pm)
  • 6.22pm from Hartlebury (arr 8.26pm)

On Sundays a service ran at the south end of the line, reaching as far north as Bridgnorth.

Passenger services between Woofferton and Tenbury had ended in July 1961. The single passenger train per day between Tenbury and Bewdley shown in the timetable continued on a trial basis for a further year but ended in July 1962.

Timetable extracts

DownIn reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVR) trains - weekdays

Timetable SVR Tenbury 1962 02.jpg
Timetable SVR Tenbury 1962 02.jpg

DownIn reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVR) trains - Sundays

Timetable SVR Tenbury 1962 03.jpg

UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR) trains - weekdays

Timetable SVR Tenbury 1962 04.jpg
Timetable SVR Tenbury 1962 05.jpg

UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR) trains - Sundays

Timetable SVR Tenbury 1962 06.jpg

See also

Links

Michael Clemens Railway website