18 remarkable pictures showing Bristol Temple Meads through the decades

Here’s a fascinating look at Bristol Temple Meads through the years

Bristol Temple Meads, built back in 1840, must go down as one of the most historic buildings in the city despite its expansion and rebuild in 1870 and continual upgrades and redevelopments.

Starting as a station providing services only as far as Bath, today passengers can catch a direct train to places as far as Edinburgh and Penzance. Its success means around 10 million passengers use the station every year.

And there are now more plans afoot to further enhance the station with new entrances and longer platforms.

Here we document some of the changes and occasions at the historic station from across the years:

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