Gloucester Railway Station redevelopment hits key juncture

The redevelopment of the railway station in Gloucester City will be promising for students and employees making things more accessible as it is in the works, people will be attracted to working and studying in Gloucester City and it will attract many property investors to invest in properties, and it will be great to sell properties this time around. Read more below as we have a write-up from business-live.co.uk see link: https://www.business-live.co.uk/commercial-property/gloucester-railway-station-redevelopment-hits-22650633

The redevelopment of Gloucester Railway Station has reached a key milestone with the completion of major junction improvement works.

Gloucestershire County Council has finished work on a new entrance to the station at Metz Way. The opening of the new entrance will allow for the continuation of further work on the multi-million-pound scheme, which is a combined effort between local and national government, the rail industry and Gloucestershire’s local enterprise partnership GFirst.

Work on the next stage of improvements on a walking route connecting the station and the city centre with changes to Bruton Way Junction is expected to begin this month.

It is hoped the regenerative project will allow for better bus and rail integration at the station, promote sustainable travel and help economic recovery and renewal.

Plans for the station also include wider improvements to the design of the station building and forecourt and making the underpass to Great Western Road more accessible to wheelchair users and child buggies.

MP for Gloucester Richard Graham said: “I first suggested this important change – good for reducing journey times, taxi fares and air pollution – about six years ago and am delighted that two funding bids work involving five different public bodies and Great Western Rail has finally led to this new entrance and exit.

“It’s also vital to the next stage of improvements at our railway station in the New Year, at the station building, forecourt, original entrance, Bruton Way and underpass. It’s a series of mini-projects and congratulates all involved on success so far.”

Network Rail’s western senior project sponsor Daniel Collins said: “We are proud to be working with Gloucestershire County Council, Great Western Railway and other key partners on this important scheme.

“Effective transport links – whether passengers are travelling for work, leisure or needing to visit the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – are essential. And we look forward to helping GWR develop and deliver the future plans for the station.”

Ruth Dooley, chair of GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership, added: ”Gloucester’s residents and all its visitors will hugely benefit from the regeneration of the railway station.

“The project is a real enabler for growth, follows in the footsteps of another LEP funded project, The Transport Hub and will complement all the wider exciting projects taking shape in the heart of the city”.

Last year Hitachi Rail, the rail arm of the Japanese tech giant, won a contract to help design digital train signalling technology for lines around Gloucestershire, as part of a multi-million-pound upgrade to services in the area.

Article: https://www.business-live.co.uk/commercial-property/gloucester-railway-station-redevelopment-hits-22650633

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Andrew Arthur