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Local Transport Policy Document 5 - Rail

This policy document is for anyone wanting to find out about how the county council will promote rail use in Gloucestershire.

This policy document specifically includes policies on:
  • Rail infrastructure improvements
  • Rail service capacity improvements
  • Rail station improvements

The Gloucestershire Rail Study reviews a number of rail development proposals within Gloucestershire in the light of wider developments within the rail sector and economic growth plans within the county. It has informed the foundation for the County’s Rail Strategy as part of the wider Local Transport Plan.

The MetroWest Phase 2 study focusses on the viability of a new Gloucester extension service.

The Metrowest Phase 2 Gloucester extension Capability and Capacity Analysis study provides a high level financial and economic analysis for extending services beyond Yate to Gloucester and Cheltenham as well as stopping at possible new station(s).


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