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Cllr Paul James outside Gloucester railway station which is to undergo a transformation

City’s regeneration moves up a gear

Over the next few months, the missing pieces in the jigsaw of Gloucester city centre’s regeneration will finally begin to fall into place. The recent opening of the new £8.5 million Gloucester bus station with its stunning design has helped to supercharge the huge investment and improvements which are being led by the city council. Next on the regeneration agenda is the transformation of Gloucester’s tired looking railway station. Great Western Railway has appointed a design team and the clock is ticking. Gloucester City Council leader Cllr Paul James explained: “There are a lot of technical details to work out and there will be a planning application to consider, but all of this work will take place during 2019, with the ambition of being on site early in 2020. “There will be major improvements to the station forecourt and a new exit route from the station car park onto Metz Way. This will help to avoid big traffic queues forming opposite the bus station, especially at peak times.”

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