Stonehouse railway station
|Local authority||Stroud (district)|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stonehouse from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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.
The station has two platforms, and is operated by Great Western Railway. 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 Swindon – Cheltenham Spa local services; but Class 800s running to or from London or Cheltenham Spa may be up to nine 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. 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.
In December 2017 the station completed a £300,000 upgrade. The work included ground levelling, improved access and a new footbridge.
In 2018, improvements were made to the provision of service information for passengers, comprising the installation of LED dot-matrix passenger information screens and the provision of automated announcements.
Works to extend the short platforms by around 100m were completed in 2019. These changes were required for introduction of Class 166 trains, which are longer than the previous rolling stock used on the line.
Great Western Railway operate services from London Paddington to Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa using Class 800s, and local services from Swindon to Gloucester and Cheltenham using Class 150 two carriage sets. Trains call hourly in each direction Mon-Sat and also on Sundays (though with some two hour gaps).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Gloucester||Great Western Railway
London/Swindon - Cheltenham
|Great Western Railway
Line and station open
|Great Western Railway
Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
|Ebley Crossing Halt|
Line open, station closed
- "Short platform stopping changes for High Speed Trains". First Great Western. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- "Cycling by train" (PDF). First Great Western. 9 December 2007. pp. 3–5. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- "Over £300,000 station improvements completed at Stonehouse". Stroud News and Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- "Plans to bring 'vital investment' to district by extending platform at Stonehouse rail station met with approval". Stroud News and Journal. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- Table 125 National Rail timetable, May 2016