We are developing plans for a new train station in Charfield to help people travel more sustainably.

About this project

The West of England Combined Authority are funding the first planning stages of this project.

Subject to additional funding and planning consent, the location for the Charfield train station will be in the centre of the village (off Station Road) within a 10 minute walk for all Charfield residents.

We are working with Network Rail on a design for the station.

The project will include any related highways work (for example pedestrian crossings) and parking.

What it means

With a train station in Charfield we aim to:

  • improve access to the rail network, jobs, education and a range of services and facilities
  • have at least one train every hour in each direction
  • help reduce congestion on key roads by encouraging rail travel
  • have a more resilient transport network with shorter, more reliable journey times
  • support the recovery of the wider economy
  • help the council and the combined authority achieve carbon neutrality by 2030
  • improve transport links to Bristol North Fringe, Bristol City Centre, Filton Enterprise Area, Temple Quay Enterprise Zone, Yate and Gloucester
  • support new jobs and housing in the area with sustainable travel
  • improve opportunities and quality of life in the area

Proposed design for the station

This includes:

  • north and southbound platforms including seating and shelters
  • a connecting pedestrian footbridge with stairs and lifts
  • ticket machines and real-time information for passengers
  • covered cycle parking
  • a bus stop
  • car parking (including disabled bays, electric vehicle charging points, taxi and waiting area)
  • local highway improvements including additional pedestrian crossings

You can view the outline business case, which has been submitted to the West of England Combined Authority.

Have your say

A 12-week public consultation on the proposals was held between 19 October 2021 and 10 January 2022.

This consultation is now closed but you can still view the consultation documents.

The results of the consultation are available in the Charfield Station Public Consultation report.

A planning application is expected to be submitted later in the summer. Once submitted, the scheme will be subject to further public consultation, providing an opportunity for you to comment on the application.

Project timetable

  • December 2020 – strategic outline business case approved
  • July 2021 – Network Rail preliminary design completed
  • September 2021 – outline business case submitted
  • October 2021 – outline business case decision
  • October 2021 – pre-application public consultation starts
  • late summer 2022 – planning application submitted
  • December 2022 – full business case submitted
  • 2023 – construction starts
  • End of 2024 – station opens and services begin

These dates are approximate and subject to change.

Keep updated

You can sign up for our project newsletter and notifications about this consultation.

Information and updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Beta This is our beta website, your feedback can help us improve it.