Improving Stations

Improving Stations

The Partnership sponsors, and puts together funding packages, for improvements to local stations. The schemes are developed with the local community and generally concentrate on updating and providing more waiting shelters, new seating and improving the general ambience and environment of the station. A main emphasis has been on achieving better value for money and reducing the cost of station improvements.

Severn Beach

The old basic, bleak and unwelcoming station was completely replaced in 2016, with a new station better suited to catering for the increasing number of passengers. The new station was funded by South Gloucestershire Council, National Community Rail Development Fund, Forgotten Landscape through the Heritage Lottery, Severnside Community Rail Partnership and Great Western Railway.


The platform used by Severn Beach bound trains has had a complete makeover including a new shelter located nearer the level crossing, new planters and seats; the adjacent derelict industrial area is screened by new fencing, and trees will planted. The scheme was funded by Bristol City Council, National Community Rail Development Fund and Severnside Community Rail Partnership.


A modern canopy has been provided to shelter passengers who previously queued in the open to buy tickets. It was funded by South Gloucestershire Council and Severnside Community Rail Partnership.

Parson Street

A scheme to provide new shelters, seats, planters and to screen-off adjacent disused land is in preparation. A funding package is being put together.

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