Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol.
It opened on 31 August 1840 as the western terminus of the Great Western Railway from London Paddington. The railway including Temple Meads was the first one designed by the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. To accommodate the increasing number of trains the station was expanded in the 1870s by Francis Fox and again in the 1930s by P E Culverhouse. Brunel's terminus is no longer part of the operational station. The historical significance of the station has been noted, and most of the site is Grade 1 listed.
Rail connections south through Taunton and Exeter to Plymouth and Penzance, west into Wales, east to Bath and London Paddington and north through Birmingham to Scotland. Station facilities include bike storage, seat reservations, taxis, 'Bristol Insight' stop, Bristol Flyer (shuttle bus to airport) and local buses. www.visitbristol.co.uk
Temple Meads Approach, BS1 6QS
Our bus stop is at the coach drop-off on the approach road to the station, located on the right hand side (as you leave the station) and is the last but one stop before you reach the main road.
Stop does not have a dropped kerb. The area is on a shallow slope upwards, towards the station entrance. Best parking place would be as below or in the disabled bays in the car park further up the road toward the station.
The nearest Car Park to this stop is at Temple Gate Car Park, Temple Gate, Bristol BS1 6PL.