Gloucester train station is receiving an extra £1.7 million funding

GFirst LEP has secured an additional £1.7 million of government funding to give Gloucester train station a fresh new look, as well as improve passenger accessibility.

Extra government funding will be used to improve Gloucester train stations building, forecourt, car park and access roads.
Extra government funding will be used to improve Gloucester train station’s building, forecourt, car park and access roads.

Gloucester train station will receive an additional £1.7 million investment to improve how the station looks and its links with other transport in the city.

GFirst LEP secured the additional investment after Gloucester train station received an initial £4.3 million in Growth Deal Funding in 2018.

As well as new cladding for Gloucester’s train station building, the improvements will include a new car parking layout with electric vehicle charging points and more spaces for bikes, a bus layby at the station entrance and the provision of real-time bus and rail information for passengers.

Gloucester train station’s subway will be made more accessible for people with limited mobility by creating level access, as well as installing new lighting and CCTV.

There will also be improvements to roads around the station, including the creation of a new junction on Metz Way.

GFirst LEP CEO, David Owen, said; ‘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.’

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