Skip to main content

Stroud Station (Swindon-Gloucester Line)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he has received from British Railways concerning the closure or alteration of the usage of Stroud station and the introduction of single-line working between Swindon and Gloucester; and whether he will make a statement.

The Railways Board has not put forward any proposals concerning Stroud station. I have approved the resignalling of the Swindon-Kemble section of the Swindon-Gloucester line, as part of a major scheme for the installation of multi-aspect signalling in the Swindon area; the Board's proposals for a similar scheme in the Gloucester area, which includes the line from Kemble to Gloucester, have just been put to me. I understand that, if the Gloucester scheme is approved, the new signalling when installed would permit the introduction of single-line working between Swindon and Standish Junction, but this simplification would not he possible before 1968 at the earliest.