Stonehouse railway station

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Stonehouse National Rail
Stonehouse
Location
Place Stonehouse
Local authority Stroud (district)
Coordinates 51°44′46″N 2°16′48″W / 51.746°N 2.280°W / 51.746; -2.280Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 2°16′48″W / 51.746°N 2.280°W / 51.746; -2.280
Grid reference SO808052
Operations
Station code SHU
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 66,402
2004/05 Increase 70,399
2005/06 Increase 78,901
2006/07 Increase 88,917
2007/08 Increase 92,735
2008/09 Increase 108,808
2009/10 Increase 110,544
2010/11 Increase 129,498
2011/12 Increase 136,556
2012/13 Increase 146,856
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stonehouse from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stonehouse railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, England. The station is located on the Swindon-Gloucester "Golden Valley" line.

History[edit]

A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Stonehouse, shown here as G.W. STA.

The station was formerly called Stonehouse Burdett Road to distinguish it from a second station, Stonehouse (Bristol Road), on the line between Bristol and Gloucester. Stonehouse Bristol Road closed to passengers under the Beeching Axe in 1965 and to goods traffic the following year.

Description[edit]

The station has two platforms, and is operated by First Great Western. The station has a ticket office, located on the Gloucester-bound platform; it is normally only open in the mornings, until the end of the peak period.

The platforms are short: only about 55 yards (50 m) each. This is long enough to accommodate the two-coach trains used on SwindonCheltenham Spa local services; but trains running to or from London or Worcester may be up to eight coaches. Since long trains cannot be accommodated entirely, such trains running towards Gloucester normally stop with the front two coaches in the platform, and those running toward London normally stop with the rear two in the platform. Passengers intending to alight at Stonehouse are advised earlier in their journeys to proceed along the train to the relevant coaches.[1] Since trains from Cheltenham almost always reverse at Gloucester, this can lead to confusion for cyclists as to which end of the train in which to load their bicycles.[2]

Services[edit]

First Great Western operate services from London Paddington to Gloucester and Cheltenham using HST trains, and local services from Swindon to Gloucester and Cheltenham using the former Wessex Trains Class 150 two carriage sets.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stroud   First Great Western
London/Swindon - Cheltenham
  Gloucester
Stroud   First Great Western
Cheltenham-Westbury
  Gloucester
Historical railways
Ebley Crossing Halt
Station closed
  Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Great Western Railway
  Gloucester

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Short platform stopping changes for High Speed Trains". First Great Western. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Cycling by train" (PDF). First Great Western. 9 December 2007. pp. 3–5. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 

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