What is happening?

There will be extensive improvement works happening in and around Gloucester station during the next 18 months.

This work will include a new road junction for the South Car Park and improvements to the existing junction, forecourt, subway and station building.

The work will be done in several stages:

Stage 1

Gloucestershire County Council is creating a new entrance and exit for the South Car Park, as part of plans to redevelop the site and improve the station for rail passengers. The additional access will allow vehicles to leave the station via Metz Way on the eastbound dual carriageway, diverting traffic away from the city centre and reducing congestion.

Work is due to start from Monday 6 September and continue for up six weeks. During this time, there will be reduced parking spaces available in the South Car Park. The bus stop on Metz way road (opposite ASDA) will also be removed, with bus users advised to use the Gloucester Transport Hub instead.

Stage 2

Improvement work at the current Bruton Way junction will commence immediately after the completion of the Metz Way junction. Bruton Way junction will be upgraded with wider pavements and better access for pedestrians and cyclists to and from the city centre and an upgrade of the traffic signals to help traffic flows and pedestrians.

This work will last approximately four to six weeks and result in the closure of the junction over this period. Access to the South Car Park will be limited to the new Metz Way Junction and we would advise passengers during this time, to use the North Car Park instead. Detailed plans on the these works, will be updated on this webpage in due course.

Stage 3

Improvements will be made to the subway under the railway and the access areas to the subway. There will be no pedestrian access to the subway during these works. Exact timescales and further detail for stage 3 and 4 will be confirmed closer to when the work will commence.

Stage 4

Improvements to the forecourt and station building will follow.

Who does this involve?

The project to revamp Gloucester station is being carried out by a partnership of Great Western Railway, Network Rail, Gloucester City Council and Gloucestershire County Council after a £4.3million investment by GFirst LEP and a £1.7 million investment from GWR and the Government.

Aims of the project

Redevelopment of the station aims to encourage more people to use sustainable transport by improving the experience of rail passengers, making pedestrian access easier including improvements to the subway and upgrading facilities for cyclists and bus passengers, as well as making provision for electric vehicle charging.

The purpose of the scheme is to create an improved gateway to the city supporting wider investments in regeneration. It will complement the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the north of the city centre including turning Kings Square into a world class event space and the construction of The Forum, a digital and cyber hub along with new homes, bars and restaurants, office space and Gloucester’s first four star hotel. It also builds on recent investment in the bus station.

Artist mock up illustration of Gloucester train station entrance after improvement works
Architect’s Concept Visualisation – subject to change
Artist mock up illustration of new ramps at Gloucester train station after improvement works

What this means for me

Each stage of the work may have a different impact on using the station. During Stage 1 and 2, if you are arriving by car, we would advise customers to use the North Car Park as this will be unaffected during this time.

We recommend if you have any future journeys planned using Gloucester station, to check this webpage for the latest information on the current work and how this may affect you using the station.

Who to contact

If you have any questions or concerns about stage 1 and 2 of these improvement works, please email majorprojects@gloucestershire.gov.uk and a member of the team will assist you. More detail can also be found on the Gloucestershire City Council page

For any questions, on stage 3 and 4, please email Tom.law@gwr.com

If you want to find out more about Gloucester City Council’s plans for the city, go to gloucester.gov.uk