Temple Meads is a cornerstone of the Temple Quarter, instrumental to its ongoing success and crucial for its future growth.
Passenger usage of the station is projected to rise from 11 million to over 22 million by the end of the next decade, and Network Rail are investing over £2 billion into the electrification of the Great Western route. This will result in faster and more frequent services between Bristol and London.
However, Temple Meads is also one of the last remaining unimproved mainline train stations in the UK. Its redevelopment is needed to ensure that the full economic, social and place making potential of a new and inclusive Temple Quarter is achieved.
Bristol City Council, alongside partners including Network Rail, Homes England and central government departments, is working on station redevelopment plans that will see Temple Meads become a twenty-first century integrated regional transport hub.
The redevelopment will include:
- The opening up of Temple Meads East through a public street between the station and land to its East, including the former sorting office on Cattle Market Road, soon to become the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus;
- More retail and leisure uses in the station;
- Extended and improved public and ticketed areas;
- An enhanced transport interchange which ensures Temple Meads is able to act as a fit for purpose transport hub.
More information about the redevelopment of the station will be added to this page when available.