Major winter works are currently underway, with boom gates removed at Park, Charman and Balcombe roads, meaning Cheltenham and Mentone are now level crossing free.

The remaining heritage Cheltenham Station building on platform one will be dismantled and safely relocated into storage, and the rest of the station demolished.

This is just the beginning of the biggest level crossing construction periods ever undertaken. In eight weeks’ time, crews will have dug the rail trenches, lowered the rail line under Park, Charman and Balcombe roads and built two new stations.

Balcombe Road will reopen level crossing free on Tuesday 23 June, with vehicles able to drive across the new road bridges. Park Road will reopen to motorists and pedestrians on Monday 8 June and Charman Road will reopen on Thursday 11 June.

Trains will be back up and running on Monday 27 July. The new Mentone Station will open on Monday 3 August, with the new Cheltenham Station opening on Monday 17 August.

Finishing works on the stations, car parking, landscaping and works on the new walking and cycling path will continue until the end of the year.

See images from the boom gate removals below.

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Boom gate removal at Balcombe Road
Boom gate removal at Balcombe Road
Boom gate removal at Balcombe Road
Boom gate removal at Balcombe Road
Boom gate removal at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham
Boom gate removal at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham
Boom gate removal at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham
Boom gate removal at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham
Boom gate removal at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham

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