21 photos of Temple Meads train station through time

Temple Meads train station is one of Bristol’s best-known landmarks, with millions of visitors and commuters streaming through the ticket barriers every year.

It started life in 1840 as a terminus designed by Brunel, but quickly outgrew the building and in 1871 the ‘new’ adjoining station was built.

While the building we see today would still be recognisable to those first passengers, there has been rapid growth around the station in the centuries since.

There are ongoing plans to improve the station as part of the major Bristol Temple Quarter series of developments, which are set to transform the area in the coming years.

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We took a look back in our Bristol Live archives to show how the station has changed over the decades:

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