Temple Meads station is undergoing a major programme of investment which will transform rail access to and from Bristol, celebrate the station’s unique heritage and create a world class transport hub with capacity for 22 million passengers each year.

Enhancements to the station, including renewing its historic features, increasing platform capacity, more space for people to move around the station and new concourse retail and ticketing facilities, will significantly improve passenger experience.

New station entrances

Proposed entrances to the north, east and south will make it much easier to access the station.

The eastern entrance from the station subway will give access to the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, St Philip’s Marsh and communities to the east of the station.

Creating an Integrated Transport Hub

The northern gateway by the Friary will have a new concourse with improved retail, ticket office and passenger facilities. This will open up to a new transport hub on the Friary with easy connections for pedestrians, cyclists and the local and citywide bus network. This transport interchange will make it easier to travel around the city and to/from the region.

Improved public spaces surrounding the station will make it a much more enjoyable place to travel through and visit.

The project will create a world class transport hub that has:

  1. Easy and convenient interchange between rail and public transport services and connections to the rest of the city and wider region
  2. Improved connections and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  3. Better facilities for travellers including improved public areas and shops
  4. Hospitality venues and events spaces where people meet, visit and socialise
Find out more about the plans for Bristol Temple Meads – PDF (281kb)