Bristol Temple Meads – UK’s first Station Innovation Zone

Bristol Temple Meads recently became the UK’s first ‘Station Innovation Zone’. Working in partnership with Network Rail and Innovate UK we’re helping the station to test new technologies designed to improve the passenger experience the station.

This episode is a brief taster of what the Catapult is doing at Bristol Temple Meads to create a safer and more seamless, social and sustainable station. We meet Susan Evans, Head of Passenger Strategy at Network Rail, Brian Wortman, Network Rail’s Programme Sponsor for the Station Innovation Zone, and Paul Wilson, the Catapult’s Chief Business Officer.

In the second episode on the Station Innovation Zone we’ll meet some of the UK companies who are testing new technologies in the station, and we’ll hear what they’re hoping to achieve.  

Theme music on this episode is by Phill Ward Music ( 

Show notes

To read our full announcement about Bristol Temple Meads becoming the UK’s first Station Innovation Zone, click here 

To learn more about the innovators honing passenger tech in Bristol Temple Meads Station, click here.   

You can listen to the following episodes by clicking on the below links: 

Reimagining our railways and stations 

Great Rail Journeys of the future with Michael Portillo 

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