This is what the new Gloucester Railway Station could look like
By Matt Hall | 10th September 2020
New images have been released showing what Gloucester Railway Station could look like once redevelopment work is complete.
Unveiled by GFirst LEP alongside the announcement last week of an additional £1.7million Department for Transport funding for the project, the transport infrastructure upgrade looks to improve connectivity to the city and enhance the appearance of the station building.
Proposed forecourt improvements will see a new bus layby created outside the station entrance, as well as an access route for buses through the car park and on to Metz Way.
Improvements will also be made to the car parking layout, including provision of electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking spaces.
A new cladding design has also been revealed which has been altered from the original concepts released in 2018.
Highway works are also planned to complement the railway station project, including an improved junction with Bruton Way and a new junction onto Metz Way which will provide a left in and left out access for cars and taxis to and from the parking areas and for buses exiting the station forecourt stops.
The additional £1.7million Department for Transport funding will pay for the additional electric vehicle charging points, a significant increase in cycle parking spaces, solar panelling that will help reduce energy consumption and a striking new canopy at the front of the station to shelter passengers.
GFirst chief executive David Owen said: "The announcement of additional funding for Gloucester Railway Station is great news.
"The 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.
"It shows how GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise partnership, acts a magnet for further investment and regeneration, by continuing to drive forward with our mission of sustainable economic growth."
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