Charfield Station

Site of Charfield Station, from Little Bristol Lane

Charfield is a village of 2,500 people. It is about 20km north of Bristol, and 30km south of Gloucester, on the Bristol to Birmingham main line. The village of Kingswood and the town of Wotton-under-Edge, with a combined population of nearly 7,000, are nearby.

The station is due to reopen in 2027, with hourly trains to Bristol and Gloucester.

Timeline

2024

Detailed design of station and associated car park continues.

2023

South Gloucestershire Council grants planning permission. The new station will have two platforms linked by an accessible footbridge. Facilities will include shelters, seating, ticket machines, 48 cycle parking spaces, bus interchange, car parking for 106 vehicles, EV charging, and local highway improvements.

Charfield Station visualisation © Network Rail Design Delivery
Charfield Station visualisation © Network Rail Design Delivery

2021

South Gloucestershire Council launch consultation for scheme. They state that the service will give journey times of 22 minutes to Gloucester, and 32 minutes to Bristol Temple Meads.

2020

Charfield is included WECA’s 10 Year Rail Delivery Plan, for delivery in the 2020-2030 period. WECA submit bid to government’s New Stations Fund to develop business case.

2019

West of England Combined Authority announce feasibility study into reopening Charfield Station as part of MetroWest.

1965

Charfield Station closes when local services between Bristol and Gloucester are withdrawn.

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