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This is currently Gloucester's only station and is right on the edge of the city centre. From here you have good views of all 4 platforms and the old yard at Horton road which is coming back to life thanks to Cotswold Rail.
Railway type and traffic
FGW passenger services, HSTs, 158s, 150s, 153s, occasional Pacer.
CrossCountry 170s and ATW services also with units.
A good place to see specials for rugby matches and other events at the Millenium Stadium.
Services between Swindon/Bristol and Cheltenham/Worcester reverse here, except for the CrossCountry Voyagers which pass by on the main line.
Cotswold Rail sidings are at the station, so 43s, 47s, 57s, 31s can all be seen.
Freight is generally from the North East to South Wales steel or tanks to Westerleigh, 66s and 60s.
This is a station location and has plenty of security (although not enough in the car park judging by all the broken windscreen glass around). Platforms are all partially covered except for the area between platforms 1 and 2 and the end of platform 1.
From the north, leave the M5 at junction 11:
Go right onto the bypass. Follow the signs for Gloucester Cathedral and docks. At the first roundabout take the 2nd exit passing Virgin club on the right just before the next roundabout. Go right at the roundabout (3rd exit and continue as the route from south below).From the south leave the M5 at Junction 11A:
Go straight on at the 1st round about. At the next roundabout go straight on, 2nd exit - This is where the directions from the north join.
At the next roundabout go straight on and past the 1st set of traffic lights and get in the outside lane ready to go right at the next traffic lights. Once you have turned follow this road to its end passing Horton Road yard on the right. At the end of the road turn right then first right again into the station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Gloucester Station map co-ordinates
Ample parking (currently £5 per day) although security not that good. There is a multi storey car park opposite the station, which is quite expensive.
Either by train to the station or there is a bus station right outside.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There is a Cafe in the station with toilets. The Station pub is outside. You are right on the edge of the centre with all the shops, pubs and restaurants.
The station pub has accommodation.
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Gloucester Station general view map
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Good shots can be had from all parts of the station, but you will not be able to take shots of every train from one spot. The west end is good for terminating services from Wales, the east end for HST reversals.
Please do not try to gain access to the Costwold Rail areas without permission.
General views - All photographs © Mark Hazell unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
From the station footbridge
Fig 2 - Looking east - Image © Matt Weston
Fig 3 - Looking west - Image © Matt Weston
Fig 4 - Looking north
Fig 5 - Looking east
Fig 6 - Looking west
Fig 7 - Looking west
Fig 8 - Looking east
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