Stroudwater is a proposed station in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, located between Cam & Dursley and Gloucester / Cheltenham. The proposed site lies to the south of the former Stonehouse (Bristol Road) station, which closed to passengers in 1965 and to goods a year later.

The station would be a calling point for Great Western Railways services between Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester, with a possible half-hourly service when MetroWest Phase 2 is extended from Yate to Gloucester.

Location of proposed Stroudwater station

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The current Stonehouse station is on the Golden Valley line between Gloucester and Stroud. Stonehouse station is less than 1.5km from the Bristol Road site, but rail travellers from the Stroud Valleys who wish to travel towards Bristol and the south-west need to begin their journey by travelling north to Gloucester or Cheltenham, or east to Swindon. The Stroudwater Station campaign aims to provide a direct link between the Stroud Valleys and Bristol. In practice most people currently drive all the way to Bristol, or go Cam & Dursley to pick up the train.

Source: FoSBR support campaign for Stroudwater station, on Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways website (August 2020)
The proposal submitted by Stonehouse Town Council to the Restoring Your Railway Fund was unsuccessful but the scheme could become a candidate for an award from Network Rail’s New Stations Fund third round.

Stroud District Council has also give its support to the reopening scheme, referring to the proposed station as Stonehouse Bristol Road (a much more suitable name, we think).

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Further reading

FoSBR support campaign for Stroudwater station, on Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways website (August 2020)


Stonehouse railway station – Wikipedia

Stonehouse (Bristol Road) railway station – Wikipedia