• Start: 26/06/17 - Finish: TBC

    Last modified: 09/11/17

Closure of bus stop Temple Meads (Tg) from 22:00 Sunday 22nd October

From 22:00 on Sunday 22nd October, bus stop Tg outside Temple Meads station (please see map) will be closed to all buses for approximately 13 weeks.

Bus services will change as follows – if your bus service is not mentioned, there are no changes to the stopping arrangements.

• All services towards Bath and Keynsham – 39, X39 and 349 – will serve stop Te outside the Engine Shed, near the station approach.

• Service 1 will not serve Temple Meads outbound. Passengers will need to board and alight at Victoria Street (Tv) outside the Novotel.

• The Brislington Park & Ride will not serve Temple Meads outbound. Passengers will need to board at Redcliffe Way (Tt) opposite St Mary Redcliffe church.

• Service 668 to Peasedown St John will stop at Tf outside the Engine Shed.

• Service 178 to Radstock will stop at Tf outside the Engine Shed.

• The 462 will terminate its journeys from Lyde Green at stop Tf outside the Engine Shed.


The below services have not changed and still serve their original stops at listed:

  • Services 1, 2, 22, 39 50, 51, 57, 67, 177, 178, 349, 376, 462, 506 Shuttle, 512, 668, 672, X39 & Bris P&R (Inbound to Bristol City Centre) all set down at Temple Meads stop Tj.
  • Services 2, 22, 50, 51, 57, 67, 177, 178, 376, 506 Shuttle & 668 (outbound from Bristol City Centre) still serve Temple Gate stop Tf.
  • Services 462 (set down only), 512,  672 (outbound from Bristol City Centre) still service Temple Gate stop Te

Work on the Temple Gate scheme started on 26 June 2017 and is due to finish by Autumn 2018.

Work on the Temple Gate scheme will run from 26 June 2017 until Autumn 2018. The associated construction work will result in changes to how pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles travel through the area.

Construction updates

We have now completed the construction of the Temple Way traffic island, and continue to carry out drainage works on Victoria Street. Clearance of the Friary is ongoing, and we will soon start works on the footpath where the Friary meets Temple Gate. Next week, work will also begin on the construction of a new bus stop outside the site compound on Temple Gate. This work will result in some changes to bus services and the continued closure of Cattle Market Road. Please see the next section for more details of these changes as well as information about planned Network Rail works.

Restrictions and changes to access:

•  A small section of the footpath between Station Approach and Cattle Market Road will also be closed during the bus stop construction works. A lane of the highway will be closed to enable a short pedestrian diversion. Two lanes for traffic will be open in each direction throughout Temple Gate.

•  Cattle Market Road will remain closed for a further 13 weeks to enable the construction of the new bus stop on Temple Gate. Cattle Market Road had originally been scheduled to re-open during these works, but changes to the bus stop design have meant that the road needs to remain closed:

• From 23 October for 4 months, the footpath around the edge of the Temple Circus Gyratory where the Friary meets Temple Gate will be closed to enable carriageway widening works. Pedestrians will be diverted around the site and, from 20 November, the pedestrian crossing from Portwall Lane East across Temple Gate will be closed. This closure will last 4 months. Pedestrian diversions will be clearly signposted.

•  From 16 October for 4 weeks, there will be lane closures around the Bath Road traffic island and some pedestrian crossings will be closed. Pedestrian diversions will be signposted.

•  Closure of The Friary from 28 August, from its junction with the roundabout to the turning into the Temple Quay car park. This closure will be in place for five months, and will allow deep drainage works to be carried out and district heating infrastructure to be installed. Access to the Temple Quay car park will be maintained via Temple Back East. Please note that there will be no impact to the existing access to the Temple Meads Station car park, which is via the Temple Meads approach ramp, and exit from the same will be maintained via the Friary

•  Closure of Temple Street for 10 weeks from 25 September. Access to the 100 Temple Street car park will be maintained via Canynge Street, and pedestrian and step-free access to the building will be maintained as usual. The parking bays on Victoria Street remain suspended.

•  Pedestrian diversions around the Brunel Mile, with some crossing facilities relocated. These are signposted on site.

•  Lane narrowing on Temple Way and Victoria Street narrowed to one lane when approaching and exiting the gyratory;

•  No vehicular access to the land between the Grosvenor Hotel and George & Railway buildings;

•  Closure of all cycle lanes through the area due to the reduced road space available during the works;

•  Closure of the south side of the Temple Circus roundabout to simplify traffic movements during the works. Traffic from the north will no longer be able to turn right into Victoria St from Temple Way and traffic exiting from the Friary will no longer be able to turn right onto Temple Way or straight on to Victoria Street.

•  Changes to lane restrictions on the roundabout (as far as possible 2 lanes of traffic will continue to run during peak hours)

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