Network Rail acquires Brunels Bristol Old Station [Rail Engineer]

Date: 15/09/2020

Network Rail has acquired ^Bristol Old Station^, the iconic Grade I listed building, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, that was Bristol^s first railway station when it opened in 1840 as the western terminus of the Great Western Railway from London Paddington. It remains one of the oldest surviving railway stations in Britain. Its acquisition from Bristol City Council allows Network Rail to bring the building back into railway ownership for the first time since rail privatisation in the mid-1990s.

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Bristol Temple Meads station, 26th May, a very impressive station. This is the entry into the original passenger terminus.
Location: Bristol Temple Meads [1st]
Company: Great Western Railway
26/05/2017 Alan Cormack
Brunel's original train shed at Temple Meads in February 2013. The site is now used for car parking (with a �1 discount for parking outdoors!), but should soon be reopened as a terminus for electric trains from London. Notice the signal box on the right.
Location: Bristol Temple Meads [1st]
Company: Great Western Railway
10/02/2013 Ken Strachan
Bristol Temple Meads the original western terminus of the GWR. Note signalbox back right.
Location: Bristol Temple Meads [1st]
Company: Great Western Railway
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