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Gloucester

CRS Code GCR
Collected date 14/05/08

Gloucester sign

Gloucester station lies on a branch off the line between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads, and boasts one of the longest platforms in Britain.

The station frontage, on the southern side of the line:

Gloucester front

The box-like building forming the front of the station backs onto platform 2, seen here from the footbridge:

Gloucester building

Looking westwards along platform 2 with the station building on the left:

Gloucester platform 2

Looking east along platform 2. In the distance this becomes platform 1:

Gloucester platform 2 looking east

Platform 1's shelter, seen from platform 4 opposite:

Gloucester platform 1

Looking east along the line from the end of platform 1:

Gloucester platform 1 looking east

Under the canopy next to the building on platform 2:

Gloucester platform 2 under
canopy

Looking west along platform 2:

Gloucester platform 2 looking west

Next to platform 2 is a bay platform, platform 3:

Gloucester platform 3

Platform 4 is an island platform, connected to platforms 1-3 with a footbridge. Looking east from the footbridge:

Gloucester from footbridge,
looking east

Looking west from the footbridge:

Gloucester from footbridge,
looking west

Descending from the footbridge down to platform 4:

Gloucester platform 4 stairs

Detail of the roof and spandrels above platform 4:

Gloucester platform 4 roof

Under the canopy on platform 4. The doors and windows are boarded up:

Gloucester platform 4

Still, some mosaics brighten the place up:

Gloucester platform 4 mosaics

Looking west from the end of platform 4:

Gloucester looking west from platform
4

Looking east along platform 4:

Gloucester platform 4 looking east

At the eastern end of platform 4, the end of the canopy:

Gloucester platform 4 canopy
end Gloucester platform 4 end

To the north of platform 4, a disused platform face?

Gloucester disused platform

Looking east from the end of platform 4:

Gloucester platform 4 end looking
east

Showing just how far eastwards platform 1 extends, this shot is from the end of platform 1 looking westwards towards the previous shot's site:

Gloucester looking west from
end of platform 1

Further east of the station is a level crossing and the junction with the line south to Bristol and north towards Birmingham:

Gloucester level crossing