Heritage Railway

Lottery gives Severn Valley £853k to repair Falling Sands viaduct

THE Severn Valley Railway has been awarded £853,800 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out essential repairs to its 142-year-old Falling Sands Viaduct.

The award was confirmed shortly after the SVR reached its £397,000 appeal target to raise matched funding.

Water has seeped into the structure, causing it to crack and erode. Without remedial work,

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