The parking situation outside Cam & Dursley train station is ‘an accident waiting to happen’ according to a concerned resident.

Box Road is lined with cars each day, once the train station car park is full. This means cars can only travel in one direction at a time, with buses also struggling to negotiate the narrow road.

Tracy Ackroyd, 51, picks her daughter up from the station each day and says she is now ‘scared' to use the road.

“It’s stressing me out so much.

“There’s going to be major accidents. Somebody is going to have their car wrecked. I have got to the point where I don’t want to pick my daughter up. It’s got to be sorted now.

“I shouldn’t be scared to go to a railway station,” she said.

Last month Cam Parish Council held a meeting to discuss the problem with representatives from Gloucestershire Highways, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) and Stroud District Council as well as MP David Drew. The parish council say progress since has been ‘slow’.

Cam Parish Council chairman Christina Carter said: “We share the concerns of residents about this increasingly urgent problem and we will continue to do all we can to find a solution.

“The vast amount of development in the local area will continue to add to the problem.”

Paul Helbrow, local highways manager at GCC, said: “We’re aware of concerns. We are monitoring the situation and working with the community to see what can be done longer-term to address parking needs in the area.’

A spokesman for Stagecoach West said: “This has been an ongoing issue. We are working with GCC and Great Western Railway to ensure buses can continue to safely enter Cam & Dursley train station.”