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 the 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. This new entrance to the railway station was opened in December 2021.

With the Metz Way junction complete, work can 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

The new entrance to Gloucester Railway Station from Metz Way has now been completed, and opened in December 2021. 

Bruton Way

With the Metz Way junction complete, work on Bruton Way will begin on Monday, May 9. This work will last approximately twelve 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. 

Please note, if you are travelling in a vehicle from the A38 Eastern Avenue, you will not be able to access the new Metz Way entrance because of the traffic island. Please follow the arrows below to travel to the station via Walls Roundabout, Barnwood Road and London Road. This route will be signed on site.

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

https://www.gwr.com/travel-information/travel-updates/planned-engineering/cotswolds

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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