ST5972 : Platform 3

taken 11 months ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Platform 3
Platform 3
Looking along platform 3 at Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A Network Rail test train stands in a siding in the distance.
Bristol Temple Meads Station
Bristol Temple Meads station is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol. Bristol's other main-line station, Bristol Parkway, is on the northern outskirts of the conurbation.
It opened on 31 August 1840 as the western terminus of the Great Western Railway from London Paddington. The railway including Temple Meads was the first one designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Soon the station was also used by the Bristol and Exeter Railway, the Bristol and Gloucester Railway, the Bristol Harbour Railway and the Bristol and South Wales Union Railway. To accommodate the increasing number of trains the station was expanded in the 1870s by Francis Fox and again in the 1930s by P E Culverhouse. Brunel's terminus is no longer part of the operational station. The historical significance of the station has been noted, and most of the site is Grade 1 listed. LinkExternal link
Most platforms are numbered separately at each end with odd numbers at the east end, even numbers at the west end. Platform 2 is not signalled for passenger trains, and there is no platform 14.
Temple Meads is managed by Network Rail and the majority of services are operated by the present-day Great Western Railway. Other operators are CrossCountry and South West Trains.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5975 7249 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.9973N 2:34.8364W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 59738 72448
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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