Much of the station has remained fairly unchanged since 1840 with the original iron pillars still in place. The station entrance's original stone portico was replaced by a wooden canopy in the 1960s . The footbridge is also a more recent replacement.
Cheltenham Spa is a busy station with up to 12 trains per hour operated by Great Western Railway, Cross Country and Arriva Trains Wales. Recently there have been proposals to improve the station and increase operational flexibility including the building of two bay platforms for terminating services (which currently have to terminate on the main line). However all plans are currently on hold.
|View along the platform|
|GWR 43 024 arrives with a Swindon bound service|
|A South West bound Cross Country HST prepares to depart|