Stroud railway station

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Stroud National Rail
StroudStation.jpg
Location
Place Stroud
Local authority Stroud
Coordinates 51°44′42″N 2°13′08″W / 51.745°N 2.219°W / 51.745; -2.219Coordinates: 51°44′42″N 2°13′08″W / 51.745°N 2.219°W / 51.745; -2.219
Grid reference SO849051
Operations
Station code STD
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.464 million
2012/13 Increase 0.485 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.465 million
2014/15 Increase 0.491 million
2015/16 Increase 0.504 million
History
Original company Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1845 Opened
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stroud from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Chalford - Gloucester auto-train in 1962

Stroud railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Stroud in Gloucestershire, England. Stroud railway station (on the Gloucester–Swindon Golden Valley Line) was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

History[edit]

It was opened on 12 May 1845 with the opening of the Kemble to Gloucester section of the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway, later part of the Great Western Railway. For a period between 1886 and 1947 when Stroud had two passenger railway stations, it was known as Stroud Great Western, Stroud Russell Street or Stroud Central. Stroud's second station, Stroud Wallbridge, was the terminus of a short branch line from the Midland Railway's Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway, and freight services were always more important there than passengers.[1]

Description[edit]

Stroud station has two platforms and is served by Great Western Railway. The station has a ticket office, located on the Swindon bound platform, which is open for most of the day, seven days a week.

Services[edit]

Great Western Railway operate services from London Paddington to Gloucester and Cheltenham using InterCity 125 trains, and local services from Swindon to Gloucester and Cheltenham using the former Wessex Trains Class 150 two carriage sets. Trains call hourly each way Mon-Sat, with some additional weekday business peak services. On Sundays, there is a basic hourly service each way also, but with some two-hour gaps.[2]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kemble   Great Western Railway
London/Swindon - Cheltenham
  Stonehouse
  Great Western Railway
Cheltenham-Westbury
 
Historical railways
Bowbridge Crossing Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
  Downfield Crossing Halt
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Oakley (2003). Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Wimborne: Dovecote Press. pp. 128–129. ISBN 1-904349-24-2. 
  2. ^ Table 125 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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