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Gloucester station improvements

Updated September 2023

What is happening?

There are extensive improvement works ongoing in and around Gloucester station.

This includes a new road junction for the South Car Park and improvements to the existing junction, forecourt, underpass and station building.

The work is being done in stages:

Stage 1

Gloucestershire County Council created a new entrance and exit for the South Car Park to help improve the station for rail passengers. The additional access allows vehicles to leave the station via Metz Way on the eastbound dual carriageway, diverting traffic away from the city centre and reducing congestion.

This work has now been completed.

Stage 2

Bruton Way Station Access Improvements

Gloucestershire County Council carried out highway improvement work on Bruton Way to provide wider pavements and better access to help pedestrians and cyclists move to and from the city centre. In addition, a new pelican crossing has been added, with facilities to help guide visually impaired users towards the station.

This work has now been completed.

Stage 3

Major improvements will be made to the underpass to improve accessibility and security, including step-free access, better lighting and CCTV plus widening the entrance on Great Western Road. There will be no pedestrian access to the underpass during these works with diversions in place.

In addition, the main station car park will be remodelled to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists with additional secure cycle parking provided. This work will also include resurfacing the car park as well as improved lighting and CCTV with a new pick-up/drop-off area.

During this time, customers are advised to use the overflow car park off Great Western Road instead, or alternative car parking nearby.

This work is due to begin autumn 2023.

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 £4.3 million 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 does this mean 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 car park on Great Western Road 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 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, please contact

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