On Monday 17 December, Bristol Temple Meads will celebrate the opening of 14 new ticket gates for passengers.

More people than ever are travelling through the station each day and this number is only set to grow. The new ticket gates will add capacity, helping make it quicker and easier for passengers to get in and out of the station at peak times.

The new ticket gates are placed either side of the existing gates to the station and will be operational on weekdays from 7.00am until 10.00am and 4.00pm until 7.00pm.

Passengers will be able to enter and exit the station directly from the Friary through new ticket gates at Bonapartes Bar (shown below, right of existing exit).

There are also new, exit-only ticket gates being opened at Queen Anne Gate that will take passengers out onto Station Approach next to the British Transport Police office (shown below, to left of existing exit).

Rail upgrade works will continue over the Christmas/New Year period so please check before you travel. For more information visit GWR.com/Christmas