Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Volunteer Liaison Office


Staff Passes

Volunteer Staff Passes

Once you have settled in as a volunteer and have been attending reguarly over a period of time (usually six months and/or a minimum number of turns) and subject to your Head of Department's (HoD) agreement, you will become eligible for a Volunteer Staff Pass.

The Pass (issued yearly) recognises your status as a current active volunteer and shows your name, photograph and the name of your Department. It entitles you (alone) to travel without charge on any SVR train during normal service and whilst in the course of your duties.

Passes are issued by the Membership Department based at Comberton Place, Kidderminster and not by the VLO. Should you not have a pass, your first your first line of enquiry should be to your HoD and not to the Membership Department. The Membership Department will not issue a pass without the authority of your HoD.

You will be asked to show the pass on occasions, usually when travelling on the trains. It does not entitle guests to travel for free, neither does it give you lineside access unless you are required to do so in the course of your duty.

Retired Volunteer Passes

For those volunteers who have completed 15 years continuous service, Retired Volunteer Passes are issued on the instruction of the Head of Department where the volunteer has been based active, and is about to retire from active service either through age, ill health or perhaps moving home.  A pre-requisite is that all holders must be members of the Railway.

Please read the full Terms & Conditions for more information.

Reciprocal Travel.

For some years the SVR has participated in a reciprocal travel scheme with other heritage railways allowing volunteers to either travel free or at a reduced rate on other railways in the scheme. For further details please go to the main SVR website and at the top of the page click on the box marked THE SVR. On the drop down list click on RECIPROCAL TRAVEL and you will see the list of railways in the scheme.

In addition the list is on display in all our booking offices and also appears in Express Points, particularly when amendments are made.



Staff Pass