Bristol Temple Meads station is being transformed to improve rail access to and from Bristol and the region, celebrate the station’s unique heritage and create a world class transport hub with capacity for millions more passengers each year.
Brunel’s masterpiece will become a modern, safer, more efficient station fit for the 21st century. It will be fully accessible and inclusive for all passengers and will be futureproofed to accommodate anticipated growth. Major changes include new entrances, a repaired roof, new retail spaces, improved passenger facilities, and easier access to the station from public transport, walking and cycling.
New station entrances
Proposed entrances to the north, east and south will make it much easier to access the station from all parts of the city.
Creating an integrated transport hub
Improved retail, ticket office and passenger facilities, alongside easy connections for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, will make it easier to travel around the city and to and from the region.
Accessible to all
Enhanced platforms, better wayfinding and other internal improvements will relieve congestion and accommodate increasing passenger numbers and enable the station to be truly accessible to everyone.
A world-class gateway to the region
Improved public spaces surrounding the station will make it a much more enjoyable place to travel through and visit. Hospitality and event spaces where people can meet, visit and socialise will make Temple Meads a thriving destination, giving a sense of arrival for visitors to the city.
Investment in the station, transport infrastructure and the surrounding area will enable a range of residential and mixed-use development that creates new jobs, new business opportunities and new and affordable housing.