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Gloucester railway station first opened in 1840, and was originally a terminus – to this day, most trains that call there have to reverse out of the station, with the exception of services travelling onward to South Wales. The current buildings date back to a major rebuilding project in 1977, which gave Gloucester the second-longest platform in Great Britain. Over 600 metres long, it was built to enable the station to serve two Inter-City 125 trains at the same time. The city is perhaps best known for the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece constructed between 1089 and 1499. It co-hosts one of the oldest music festivals in the world: the Three Choirs Festival, founded in 1719. The cathedral is about 15 minutes' walk from the station, via busy, mostly pedestrianized shopping streets, and on the west side of the city centre you'll find attractively redeveloped docklands, dotted with shops, pubs and restaurants.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 19:30
Sunday 08:30 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces200
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£183.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 2
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Lifts now available on platform 4 and platform 2 connecting to a footbridge.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Platforms 1 and 2 are technically one long platform - as you enter from the ticket hall, platform 1 is to your right, and platform 2 to your left. Platform 3 is behind the ticket hall, and platform 4 is accessible via a footbridge or level crossing. Toilets are located between platforms 2 and 3, just outside the ticket hall. There is a bike rack on platform 2 and a car park and taxi rank outside the main entrance.

Departures and arrivals from Gloucester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Gloucester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway19:242On time
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry19:254On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway19:422On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry19:474On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales19:593On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MaestegTransport for Wales19:213Late
from NottinghamCrossCountry19:234On time
from Worcester Foregate StreetGreat Western Railway19:312On time
from WarminsterGreat Western Railway19:352Late
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry19:424On time
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