Connection to Network Rail

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A train approaching Kidderminster crosses the points leading to the adjacent Network Rail track
A convoy of diesel locomotives crossing from Network Rail to the SVR

A short length of track just outside Kidderminster terminus allows the through running of trains between the SVR and Network Rail.

The connection was upgraded by the SVR in August 2012, to coincide with a Network Rail upgrade of signalling on the adjacent main line. Signalling of movements through the crossing are now controlled by the West Midlands Signalling Centre (WMSC) at Saltley in conjunction with the SVR's Kidderminster signal box. A discussion thread on the SVR-Online Forum included many pictures of the work being carried out. A description of the work with images can also be found in SVR News 180, on S&T Notes online.

The alterations now allow both ingress and egress of passenger carrying trains to the SVR.

The upgrade work included the first ever installation of a colour light signal on the SVR. It is jointly operated by the SVR signal box and by WMSC, and controls movements onto Network Rail or into the carriage workshop sidings.

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