The Anonymous Widower

Reopening Stonehouse Bristol Road Station

On October 27th this Beeching Reversal Project was given £50,000 to build a case for reopening.

Stonehouse is a town in Gloucestershire.

It has a population of just under 8,000.

Stonehouse station has direct connections to Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester, London and Swindon.

Stonehouse Bristol Road station used to be a station in the town on the Cross Country Route, with direct connections to Birmingham. Bristol, Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester.

This Google Map shows the town, the current station and the proposed station.

Note.

  1. The Golden Valley Line between Gloucester and Swindon runs vaguely down the East side of the map.
  2. Stonehouse station is in the South-East corner of the map on the Golden Valley Line.
  3. The Cross Country Route between Gloucester and Bristol runs vaguely down the West side of the map.
  4. Stonehouse Bristol Road station will probably be in the South-West corner of the map, where the Cross-Country route crosses Bristol Road.
  5. The two railway lines join North of Stonehouse and go to Gloucester.

This second Google Map shows the site of Stonehouse Bristol Road station to a larger scale.

It shouldn’t be too much of a problem to fit a station where the railway crosses Bristol Road.

These are my other thoughts,

Services

The next station towards Bristol is Cam & Dursley and this station has an hourly service between Bristol and Gloucester.

Cross Country trains pass but don’t stop, but would they stop at a new station?

Car Parking

Will there be enough space for car parking bear the station?

New Housing

Wikipedia mentions that three thousand new houses may be built in Stonehouse.

This would surely be a reason for a new station.

Conclusion

It does look like the new housing is the main reason to reopen this station.

 

October 30, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The potential station will also be close to the site of the proposed eco-park and new stadium for Forest Green.

    Comment by cjw714 | October 30, 2021 | Reply

  2. Thanks for that!

    Comment by AnonW | October 30, 2021 | Reply

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