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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.

Stroud National Rail
StroudStation.jpg
Location
PlaceStroud
Local authorityStroud
Coordinates51°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 referenceSO849051
Operations
Station codeSTD
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.465 million
2014/15Increase 0.491 million
2015/16Increase 0.504 million
2016/17Increase 0.529 million
2017/18Increase 0.544 million
History
Original companyCheltenham and Great Western Union Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1845Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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.
Chalford - Gloucester auto-train in 1962

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HistoryEdit

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]

DescriptionEdit

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.

ServicesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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