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*1998: [[LNER 24105 Open Third]] entered SVR service incorporating a wheelchair area
 
*1998: [[LNER 24105 Open Third]] entered SVR service incorporating a wheelchair area
 
*26 August 2003: [[SVR Wolverhampton Branch]] commenced the wheelchair accessible conversion of [[BR 4690 Tourist Standard Open]], which was in use by 4 August 2008.
 
*26 August 2003: [[SVR Wolverhampton Branch]] commenced the wheelchair accessible conversion of [[BR 4690 Tourist Standard Open]], which was in use by 4 August 2008.
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*August/September 2010: work undertaken on [[Class 108 DMU|Driving Motor Brake Second M50933]] under contract to [[Carriage Repair Works|Bewdley C&W]] provided the conversion of an area in the diesel unit for use by visitors in wheelchairs. There is plenty of space for wheelchairs and four comfortable seats for the use of others who may be travelling with them.<ref>[https://forum.svr-online.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1873 SVRA forum, 5 December 2010] (Retrieved 24 August 2019)</ref>
 
*May 2016: The [http://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=730 SVR announced] that the [[Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd | SVR Charitable Trust]] had won a grant of £75,000 in a [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rail-tourism-winners-announced Department for Transport competition], for a scheme to transform the Railway’s travel offering for disabled passengers. The scheme involved the restoration and conversion of [[BR 4399 Tourist Standard Open]] and [[BR 80776 Brake Gangwayed|80776]], and the purchase of lightweight, portable ramps for each of the Railway’s wheelchair-accessible carriages.
 
*May 2016: The [http://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=730 SVR announced] that the [[Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd | SVR Charitable Trust]] had won a grant of £75,000 in a [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rail-tourism-winners-announced Department for Transport competition], for a scheme to transform the Railway’s travel offering for disabled passengers. The scheme involved the restoration and conversion of [[BR 4399 Tourist Standard Open]] and [[BR 80776 Brake Gangwayed|80776]], and the purchase of lightweight, portable ramps for each of the Railway’s wheelchair-accessible carriages.
 
*November 2017: work began on the conversion of GWR Collett Bow-Ended Coach No 5043 to [[GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car]], with saloon accommodation for disabled passengers and their companions at one end and an accessible buffet counter at the other.
 
*November 2017: work began on the conversion of GWR Collett Bow-Ended Coach No 5043 to [[GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car]], with saloon accommodation for disabled passengers and their companions at one end and an accessible buffet counter at the other.
 
*13 August 2019: [[BR 4399 Tourist Standard Open|4399]] returned to service incorporating adjustments similar to sister 4690; the removal of seats to allow a pair of double doors to be fitted on each side, next to a wheelchair parking area.  
 
*13 August 2019: [[BR 4399 Tourist Standard Open|4399]] returned to service incorporating adjustments similar to sister 4690; the removal of seats to allow a pair of double doors to be fitted on each side, next to a wheelchair parking area.  
  
== Wheelchair-accessible adapted carriages==
 
 
The [[Carriages|carriages]] are:
 
The [[Carriages|carriages]] are:
  
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| Set N, LNER & GNR Teak || [[LNER 24105 Open Third | Wheelchair Open Third (WTO) 24105]]  ||   
 
| Set N, LNER & GNR Teak || [[LNER 24105 Open Third | Wheelchair Open Third (WTO) 24105]]  ||   
 
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| Set S, 'The [[Severn Valley Limited]]' diner set in GWR Chocolate & Cream || [[BR 80776 Brake Gangwayed]] || Converted to passenger usage for disabled passengers, '''being further adapted as wheelchair dining car'''
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| Set S, 'The [[Severn Valley Limited]]' diner set in GWR Chocolate & Cream || [[BR 80776 Brake Gangwayed]] || Adapted as wheelchair dining car  
 
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| Set T, the 'Toplights'  || [[GWR 9055 Nondescript Saloon]] || Set in occasional use  
 
| Set T, the 'Toplights'  || [[GWR 9055 Nondescript Saloon]] || Set in occasional use  
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| [[Class 108 DMU]]  || Driving Motor Brake Second M50933 || 
 
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==Vehicle pages==
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 11:16, 1 June 2021


While all trains are wheelchair accessible, due to the historic design of carriages with their narrow doors and gangways, some of the carriages' accommodation is not suitable. The SVRSevern Valley Railway has sought to provide wheelchair-accessible adapted carriages with the support of groups on the railway and external bodies. These specially adapted vehicles, which allow wheelchair access, are available on certain trains and can accommodate wheelchairs that are within the dimensions prescribed in government regulations covering public transport (700mm wide by 1200mm long). Disability-friendly toilets are also fitted in some of these vehicles. The SVRSevern Valley Railway issues ‘Wheelchair Guidance for Passengers’.

At all stations, excluding Northwood Halt, ramps are available which connect between the train and the platform. The train crew and station staff will assist passengers in wheelchairs if required.

Notable events

The carriages are:

Set Vehicle Notes
Set C, British Rail Mark 1s in Crimson & Cream BR 4399 Tourist Standard Open
Set GW2, GWRGreat Western Railway coaches, in Chocolate & Cream GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car In course of conversion
Set L, LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway in Maroon LMS Brake Third Corridor 26880
Set M, British Rail Mark 1s in Maroon BR 4690 Tourist Standard Open
Set N, LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway & GNRGreat Northern Railway Teak Wheelchair Open Third (WTO) 24105
Set S, 'The Severn Valley Limited' diner set in GWRGreat Western Railway Chocolate & Cream BR 80776 Brake Gangwayed Adapted as wheelchair dining car
Set T, the 'Toplights' GWR 9055 Nondescript Saloon Set in occasional use
Class 108 DMU Driving Motor Brake Second M50933

References

  1. SVRA forum, 5 December 2010 (Retrieved 24 August 2019)

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