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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bristol Temple Meads Station

Bristol Temple Meads Station is Bristol's main railway station and a major transport hub with rail, bus and ferry connections.



Managed by First Great Western, the station opened in 1840 and was first designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The current main entrance to the station was built in the 1870s and is attributed to the architect Francis Fox.



There are First Great Western rail services to London Paddington, as well as local services to Bath Spa, Cardiff, Gloucester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare and Weymouth.

CrossCountry provide train connections to Manchester Piccadilly, York, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. South West Trains run a few trains to London Waterloo.



There are buses from Bristol Temple Meads Station to Bristol Airport (A1 & A2) and on Temple Way to Bath and Wells. Local buses leave the station for the city centre, Clifton, Bristol Zoo and Redland.

The Bristol Ferry Boat (Tel: 0117 927 3416) arrives and departs from the landing stage in the Floating Harbour outside the station and sails to Bristol Bridge, St Augustine's Reach, the SS Great Britain in Bristol Harbour and Hotwells. The first boat leaves the station at 7.25am on weekdays and 10.10am on weekends.

Bristol's other large station is Bristol Parkway.

Bristol Temple Meads Station
Station Approach
Bristol
BS1 6QF
UK
Tel: 0845 700 0125

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