Wyre Forest Line

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Bridge piers of the Wyre Forest Line in the River Severn

The Tenbury and Bewdley Railway, informally 'The Wyre Forest Line' or 'The Tenbury Line', ran north from the GWRGreat Western Railway station at Bewdley on a single line track alongside the Severn Valley Line for a distance of about a mile before diverging to the west to cross the river Severn at Dowles Bridge, the remains of which are visible from the train. The abutments where the line passed over what is now the B4194 remain in-situ. The line continued to Woofferton via Wyre Forest, Cleobury Mortimer, Neen Sollars, Newnham Bridge, Tenbury Wells and Easton Court.

After the GWRGreat Western Railway built 'The Loop' linking Kidderminster to Bewdley, the majority of Kidderminster to Bewdley services continued on the Wyre Forest Line.

The Wyre Forest Line closed in various stages between 1961 and 1964.

See also

Tenbury Branch