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Severn Valley Railway reaches £2.5m target

The station opened at Bridgnorth in 1862 Image copyright Severn Valley Railway
Image caption The station opened at Bridgnorth in 1862

A heritage railway has reached its target of selling £2.5m of shares to renovate a 155-year-old station on the last day of its fundraising campaign.

Severn Valley Railway (SVR) offered £1 shares in a year-long campaign to fund Bridgnorth station's revamp.

More than £200,000 of shares were sold in three days amid a late surge in interest.

SVR said it pushed the deadline back several hours to 21:00 GMT due to "overwhelming" demand.

The campaign launched last November and work is already under way to create a new refreshment room and toilets at the station, as well as conserve the Grade II listed building.

Image copyright Severn Valley Railway drawing
Image caption The new facilities are already being built

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