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The Combined Authority is funding a new entrance at Bristol Temple Meads. The new eastern entrance is being built at the far end of the existing passenger subway and once complete, will improve access to Bristol Temple Meads allowing a higher volume of passengers to enter and exit the station to the east of the city via the development site on Cattle Market Road.

The renovation will also enhance rail services by adding new railway tracks and signalling in and around Bristol. The network’s capacity will increase, and there are plans for new stations through MetroWest.

The Bristol East Junction comprises more than 50 crossovers, or points, which allow trains to change tracks.

Artists impression of the new Eastern Entrance at Bristol Temple Meads

Remodelling the Bristol East Junction

The modernisation of Bristol East Junction, which lies just outside Bristol Temple Meads, is key to MetroWest, Bristol’s rail improvement project. This junction brings trains in and out of the station and is a crucial to services connecting the South West to the Midlands and the North, and London Paddington.

Changing the track layout at Bristol East Junction will improve capacity, flexibility, and reliability, allowing more rail services across the West of England and beyond. An extra line is being added to support the additional suburban services planned through MetroWest. The new track and layout will ease maintenance and reduce delays for future passengers.

New Eastern Entrance at Bristol Temple Meads

A new station entrance is planned for the Platforms 13 and 15 end of the passenger subway, exiting onto the new University of Bristol campus. The plans involve extending the passenger subway underneath the track, opening the perimeter wall of the station, and constructing a new entry building on the university campus side.

We look forward to seeing these projects progress. Our work continues with Great Western Railway and other partners to improve rail services for people across our wonderful region.