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Railway station and surrounds

Yate Railway Station is an important transport link for those living and working in Yate, providing regular services to Bristol and Gloucester. The masterplan aims to make the railway station a destination on its own right by providing attractive public spaces and a range of services. Your responses to the autumn 2020 engagement period said that you would like to see lots of different facilities introduced at the existing station.

Our two options for the railway station and its surrounding area are shown below. Both options include enhanced connectivity with bus services via dedicated high-quality bus stops on Station Road and links to new walking and cycling routes via Station Road and the Common.

Option 1

Option 1 groups all the station facilities and services to the north of Badminton Road and Station Road. The station platforms remain in their current locations, with one platform north of Station Road, and one platform to the south.

A new station building with a large canopy spanning the railway tracks provides access to and from Station Road to a new station plaza at platform level. This plaza has a mix of uses overlooking it, including residential homes and commercial businesses.

By locating all station facilities to the north, it allows the land south of Station Road to become a tranquil setting, picking up on the character of the important heritage buildings here. The Goods Shed could become a community or tourist information point, including bicycle hire and other facilities.

Option 2

In option 2 both platforms are relocated to the south of Station Road so that they can face each other. There is a new station building and facilities, which are all located to the south of Station Road. The station building provides pedestrian access via a bridge over the platforms and railway tracks and connects to a new station square at platform level. This canopy building would be sensitively designed to respect the Goods Shed, which is transformed into a restaurant/bar or other day-to-day services, such as a shop.

The eastern side of the new station square is a 'cultural and art district' which respects the existing Edgars Wood and the Common. The western side of the station area offers a town centre arrival experience, focused around a larger station square with drop off points for buses and taxis.

The area to the north is redeveloped gradually for a new residential area, with excellent access to public transport.

You can respond to the consultation online here:

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