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Bristol Post
Bristol Post
Ellie Kendall

'Lost toilets' brought back to life at Bristol Temple Meads

Forgotten toilets at Bristol Temple Meads have been renovated and reopened after last being used some three decades ago. According to Network Rail, the men's toilets on platforms 10 and 12 at the station were last used in the early 1990s before being sealed during building work.

Then, in 2019, they were rediscovered while improvements to the station were being carried out. A complex restoration was required to bring them back to public use due to their dilapidated condition and the station's status as a Garde I-listed building. Now the toilets have been converted into a facility for women.

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Andy Philips, who manages the station for Network Rail, said: "We're pleased that passengers at Bristol Temple Meads will now be able to access these new facilities, which will alleviate pressure on the existing female toilets in the station subway, which can get busy at peak times.

"With more improvements on the way for Bristol's iconic station in the future, we're happy that we can offer these expanded and improved facilities for our passengers."

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