Common questions

Who built Bristol Temple Meads?

Who built Bristol Temple Meads?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
P E Culverhouse
Bristol Temple Meads/Architects

The design, in the Gothic style, was undertaken by Matthew Digby Wyatt, who had in the 1850s assisted Brunel with the ‘new’ Paddington Station. Construction of the new Bristol Temple Meads began in 1871.

Did Brunel build Temple Meads?

Bristol Temple Meads was one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s original broad gauge termini, and has been an icon of railway architecture ever since it was built for the Great Western Railway in 1840.

Is Bristol Temple Meads a big station?

Temple Meads is the busiest station in the Bristol area. Official statistics show it to have the 35th-largest number of people entering or leaving any national rail station, the 14th busiest outside London.

Is Bristol Temple Meads shut?

Some services to and from Bristol Temple Meads will be replaced by bus journeys, starting on 10 July, and some timetables will change. In late August the station will close completely for five days.

Why is it called Bristol Temple Meads?

The name Temple Meads derives from the nearby Temple Church, which was gutted by bombing during World War II. The word “meads” is a derivation of “mæd”, an Old English variation of “mædwe”, meadow, referring to the water meadows alongside the River Avon that were part of Temple parish.

Is Bristol Temple Meads electrified?

In November 2016, the government announced that electrification work on the sections from Oxford to Didcot Parkway, Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads, Thingley Junction (near Chippenham) to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads, and branches lines to Henley and Windsor had been indefinitely deferred.

Is the platform at Bristol Temple Meads lit at night?

Bristol Temple meads railway station with a First great western HST service waiting at a platform. The Victorian trainshed and platforms of Bristol’s Temple Meads Station are lit at night. An aerial view of Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Azuma passenger trains in GWR livery waiting at Bristol Temple Meads railway station, England.

When did Bristol Temple Meads railway station open?

The Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway opened a branch off the Bristol and Exeter line west of the city on 18 April 1867, the trains being operated by the B&ER and using its platforms at Temple Meads.

Is there a platform 2 at Temple Meads?

Most platforms are numbered separately at each end, with odd numbers at the east end and even numbers at the west. Platform 2 is not signalled for passenger trains, and there is no platform 14. [2] Temple Meads is managed by Network Rail[3]and the majority of services are operated by the present-day Great Western Railway.

Is there a train from Temple Meads to Wales?

Today, Temple Meads is a South West transport mecca with trains running directly to most parts of the UK, including Wales and Scotland.

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