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Gloucester Railway Station development on track to start

Work on two road junctions is due to kick off the next stage of improvements to Gloucester Railway Station this month.

Gloucestershire County Council will begin work on a new junction with Metz Way and an upgrade of the Bruton Way junction.

The changes, designed to improve bus and rail integration, will take until autumn with work to the railway underpass, car park and station building starting later this year.

Councillor Richard Cook, leader of Gloucester City Council, said: "This is a key part of the huge multi-million pound transformation of our city and I know that in particular residents will welcome the improvements to the underpass.

"Improving the safety of people using the underpass to travel to and from the railway station is a vital part of this scheme and has been a priority of this council."

The project to revamp the railway station is being carried out by a partnership between the city council, Great Western Railway, Network Rail and Gloucestershire County Council after a £6million investment through GFirst LEP.

GFirst LEP chief executive David Owen said: "The announcement of the next stage of improvements for Gloucester Railway Station is great news.

"This investment will not only create a much better environment for passengers but will provide more attractive, safer and inclusive access. It will also improve the connectivity of the city."

The junction improvement is part of a series of improvements at the station which has already seen the installation of lifts, a new 200 space car park, new entrance to the northern side of the station, additional CCTV, extra cycle spaces and a new ticket vending machine.

Gloucestershire County Council leader Councillor Mark Hawthorne said: "This is another fantastic infrastructure investment in our county which will make a huge difference to people arriving by train.

"The station is a gateway to Gloucester and the first thing that many people see, so it's important it reflects the vast amount of investment and ambitious regeneration work taking place across the city."

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