Residents Views: Reopening Stoke Road Train Station?
Bishops Cleeve Train Station was widely used by local people but due to the low number of residents who lived nearby (around 800 in 1950), it was later closed.
But today with Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas having an approximate population of 20,000 and more developments to be constructed to the North of the so called 'village', questions have been raised about why the old Bishops Cleeve train station hasn't been reopened.
The station could possibly be given the green-light once Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railways (G-WR) have considered it as a financial benefit. If it was ever opened though this would mean possibly extra housing developments in that area.
The residents opinions on reopening the train station are positive as it would bring back a part of Bishops Cleeve history, it would also improve transport to and from Cheltenham and Stratford Upon Avon and may increase house prices in the area (this may be bad or good depending on your perspective).
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Some however were concerned it may cause increases in noise pollution and as stated above the possible lure of even more housing developers to the area.
There is no mention from the council for it to be reopened, but once G-WR believe it is a financial benefit there is most likely to be a certain chance of its revival.
I would like to see your views below, to see whether you believe it should be reopened.