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Severn Valley Railway lights up Kidderminster station for NHS

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Severn Valley Railway (SVR) 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 4 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 SVR were on hand to live record the event, which was streamed to thousands of fans on Facebook and Instagram. SVR will repeat the impressive performance for two more shows starting at 8.50pm on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 May.

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These can be viewed live on the railway’s official pages 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.”

Government restrictions in response to the pandemic mean the SVR has been closed since 15 March. For more information about the railway, visit www.svr.co.uk

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