Gloucester Rail Station improvements

Background

Gloucestershire County Council is creating a new entrance and exit for the Gloucester Rail Station Car Park. This is part of a wider partnership project to revamp Gloucester Railway Station including making the subway fully accessible, better integration between buses and trains, more cycle spaces and an improved station building.

The first stage of improvement will be a new junction between Metz Way and the station car park, this 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.

Once Metz Way junction is complete work will start on Bruton Way junction which will be upgraded with wider pavements and better access to help pedestrians and cyclists move to and from the city centre and an upgrade of the traffic signals to help traffic flows and pedestrians. This work will last approximately 4-6 weeks.  

These improvements are the first phase of a £6million project by Great Western Railway and Gloucester City Council, funded by a GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal, to upgrade Gloucester Rail Station. 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. 

You can find out more about this project here

 

Timescales

Metz Way

Work on this starts from Monday 6 September and will last between 4-6 weeks. This work will not require any road closures and the station will continue to operate normally. The bus stop opposite Asda on Metz Way will be removed and the nearest bus stop will be at Gloucester Transport Hub. In future, the bus stop will be relocated into the station.

Bruton Way

Once the Metz Way access is complete, work on Bruton Way will begin. This work will last approximately 4-6 weeks.  

During this stage of work access to the South Car Park will be via Metz Way only. There will also be times when there are restrictions on vehicle access to and from George Street, including a full road closure for three working days. 

Road closures

We aim to do as much of these improvements  off carriageway as possible, so traffic is not disrupted, however we will need to close the Bruton Way Junction with the station towards the end of the work for around six weeks when the new Metz Way access will be in operation. We will try to do as much work during off peak hours to avoid disrupting the heaviest Gloucester city centre traffic.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about these road works, please email majorprojects@gloucestershire.gov.uk and a member of the team will assist you.

If you have any queries about trains during this time, please visit www.gwr.com/stations-and-destinations/stations/gloucester 

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

 

 

 

 

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