Charfield (Wikipedia) is a village in South Gloucestershire situated two miles from Wotton-under-Edge. Its station on the Great Western line between the current stations of Yate and Cam & Dursley closed in 1965.

Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways has included a new Charfield station in its Plan for Rail.

The new station would be a calling point for Great Western services between Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester / Cheltenham. MetroWest Phase 2 introduces a half-hourly service between Bristol Temple Meads and Yate. West of England Combined Authority has stated its intention to extend this service beyond Yate to Gloucester.

The Charfield reopening scheme is a candidate in the second round of the Restoring Your Railway Fund initiative.

Feasibility funding was announced in November for developing a proposal for St Anne’s Park station, and South Gloucestershire Council is submitting an outline business case for Charfield station following an award of £1.2m from West of England Combined Authority in 2019.

Source: West of England Combined Authority, December 2020 (view)

Services between Bristol and Birmingham pass through Charfield. There have been discussions about the viability of reopening the station. The costs would be shared between Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire councils since, although the station would be in South Gloucestershire, the nearby town of Wotton-under-Edge would be a principal beneficiary.

In February 2019, the West of England Combined Authority announced a £500,000 feasibility study into plans for two new bypasses and work to see whether Charfield is viable for reopening to passengers. In June 2019, a further £900,000 was allocated for the production of a full business case for the reopening of the station.

The January 2020 version of the Joint Local Transport Plan 4 (JLTP4, led by the West of England Combined Authority) proposed to deliver by 2023–2024 a “New station at Charfield funded through the WECA Investment Fund, to support housing growth”.

In June 2020, Councillor Toby Savage, leader of South Gloucestershire Council, mentioned the possibility of re-opening Charfield station during an announcement of plans for enhanced services between Bristol and Gloucester.

Source: Charfield railway station – Wikipedia.
Location of the former Charfield station

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Further reading

Beeching Reversal – Charfield Station, on The Anonymous Widower website

Charfield railway station – Wikipedia