Bristol Temple Meads railway station

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Bristol Temple Meads railway station is a main line train station in Bristol, England.

The station has main trains to Paddington,[1] Cardiff Central[2] and the South Coast of England.[3] There are also trains towards Taunton.[4]

South West Trains have services to London Waterloo.[5] There are trains to Plymouth and Penzance,[6] and to Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland.[7]

Future[change | change source]

First Great Western said no to continue the services, they wanted a long-term contract because the Great Western Main Line is being updated.[8] The new operator will be told in December 2012, with the new team starting in April 2013.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Rail Timetable 125 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table125.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  2. "National Rail Timetable 132 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table132.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  3. "National Rail Timetable 123 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table123.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  4. "National Rail Timetable 134 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table134.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  5. "National Rail Timetable 160 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table160.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  6. "National Rail Timetable 135 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table135.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  7. "National Rail Timetable 51 (Summer 2008)" (PDF). Network Rail. http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/May08/timetables/Table51.pdf. Retrieved 5 July 2012
  8. "First Great Western bids for longer rail franchise deal". BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13351368. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  9. Haigh, Philip (5 July 2012). "First leads a field of seven bidding for rail franchises". RAIL magazine (Peterborough: Bauer Media) (694): 8–9. Retrieved 5 July 2012