Location type


Names and dates

Gloucester [GWR]
Gloucester Central

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Station code: GCR National Rail
Where: West and South West England, England
Opened on the Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway.
Opened on the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway (Great Western Railway).

Chronology Dates

04/11/1840Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
Standard gauge line opened from Gloucester, Tramway Junction, to Cheltenham, Lansdown Junction.
08/07/1844Bristol and Gloucester Railway
Standish Junction to Gloucester opened. The Great Western Railway had running powers from Standish Junction to Gloucester.
  /  /1845South Wales Railway
Incorporated to run from Gloucester to Fishguard but built to Neyland near Milford Haven instead.
12/05/1845Gloucester Branch (Great Western Railway)
Kemble Junction to Gloucester opened
12/05/1845Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway (Great Western Railway)
Kemble to Gloucester (Standish Junction) opened. Stations on this section at: Tetbury Road, Brimscombe, Stroud and Stonehouse [Gloucestershire]. Standish Junction to Gloucester was owned by the Midland Railway.
19/09/1851Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Gloucester to Grange Court Junction with the South Wales Railway opened.

News items

12/10/2021Hitachi to digitally upgrade rail signalling in Gloucester [BBC News]
30/09/2021Network Rail announces £25m investment to secure future of critical Wales and Borders transport link [Network Rail]
21/03/2016Rail electrification to close Severn Tunnel for six weeks [BBC News]
12/07/2012Train derails after hitting cows at Welsh Hook, Pembrokeshire [BBC News]