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Encyclopedia > London Paddington station
London Paddington
Location
Place Paddington
Local authority Westminster
Operations
Station code PAD
Managed by Network Rail
Platforms in use 14
Live departures and station information from National Rail
Annual Passenger Usage
2004/05 * 25.788 million
2005/06 * 26.501 million
Transport for London
Zone 1
History
Key dates Opened 1854
Transport for London
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at London Paddington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics.
UK Railways Portal

London Paddington station, also known as London Paddington, or just simply Paddington, is a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area near central London, England. It is the seventh busiest rail terminal in London. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Paddington station from pixelquelle. ... For other places with the same name, see Paddington (disambiguation). ... The City of Westminster is a borough of London, England with city status. ... Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... The southbound platform at Angel. ... This is a list of extant mainline railway stations in Greater London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... For other places with the same name, see Paddington (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


The site is an historic one, having served as the London terminus of the Great Western Railway and its successors since 1838. Much of the current mainline station dates back to 1854, and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The site was first served by Underground trains in 1863, and was the original western terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859) (IPA: ), was a British engineer. ... The Metropolitan Railway (MetR) and the Metropolitan District Railway (District) were the first two underground railways to be constructed in London, starting in the 1860s, and the first of the worlds metro systems. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ...


Despite its historic nature, and the need to preserve many of its features, the complex has recently been modernised, and has added a new role as the terminus of the dedicated Heathrow Express service to Heathrow Airport. The complex is in Travelcard Zone 1. Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority—a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... Heathrow redirects here. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ...

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Location

The station complex is located in, alongside and under a long thin city block bounded across the front by Praed Street and to the rear by Bishop's Bridge Road, which crosses the throat of the main line station on the recently replaced Bishop's Bridge. The west side of the station is paralleled by Eastbourne Terrace, whilst the east side is constrained by the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. The main line station is located in a shallow cutting, a fact that is obscured from the front by the frontal hotel building, but which can be clearly seen from the other three sides. The bridge on 24 October 2005, viewed from Paddington station. ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ...


The station's location is something of a back street one, with none of the bounding streets being major traffic thoroughfares. The surrounding area is largely residential, and contains many of London's hotels. Until recently there has been little in the way of office accommodation in the area, meaning that most of Paddington's commuter traffic interchanges between National Rail and the London Underground to reach its eventual destination in the West End or the City. However, recent redevelopment of nearby derelict railway and canal land, marketed as Paddington Waterside, has resulted in a number of new office complexes in the area. National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... The interior of Covent Garden Market in the West End The West End of London is an area of Central London, England, containing many of the citys major tourist attractions, businesses, and administrative headquarters. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ... Paddington Waterside is a a mixed residential and business development, situated adjacent to Paddington station and the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal in London, England. ...


National Rail station

Paddington Station

The National Rail station is officially named London Paddington, a name that is commonly used outside London, but rarely by Londoners.[1] Parts of the station, including the main train shed, date back to 1854, when it was built as the London terminus for Brunel's Great Western Railway. Today it is one of seventeen UK railway stations managed by Network Rail. A train shed is an adjacent building to a railway station where the tracks and platforms are covered by a roof. ... Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859) (IPA: ), was a British engineer. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ...


History

The first station to open in the Paddington area was a temporary terminus for the Great Western Railway on the west side of Bishop's Bridge Road. The first GWR service from London to Taplow, near Maidenhead, began at Paddington in 1838. After the opening of the main station in 1854, this became the site of the goods depot. After years of dereliction, it is now being redeveloped as part of a mixed residential and business area called Paddington Waterside.[2] The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Paddington Waterside is a a mixed residential and business development, situated adjacent to Paddington station and the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal in London, England. ...

Statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The main Paddington station between Bishops Bridge Road and Praed Street was opened in 1854 and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel who was later commemorated by a statue (right) on the station concourse (known as "The Lawn"), despite the fact that much of the architectural detailing was by his associate Matthew Digby Wyatt. The glazed roof is supported by wrought iron arches in three spans, respectively spanning 20.70 m (68 ft), 31.20 m (102 ft) and 21.30 m (70 ft). The roof is 213 m (699 ft) long, and a particular feature of the original roof spans is the presence of two transepts connecting the three spans. It is commonly believed that these were provided by Brunel to accommodate traversers to carry coaches between the tracks within the station. However, recent research, using early documents and photographs, does not seem to support this belief, and their actual purpose is unknown.[2] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 147 KB) Summary Photograph taken by me, Donna Smillie, on 5 December 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 147 KB) Summary Photograph taken by me, Donna Smillie, on 5 December 2005. ... Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859) (IPA: ), was a British engineer. ... Sir (Matthew) Digby Wyatt (1820 – 1877) was a British architect and art historian who became Secretary of the Great Exhibition, Surveyor of the East India Company and the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge. ... A wrought iron railing in Troy, New York. ... Cathedral ground plan. ... A steam locomotive rides the transfer table between buildings in Santa Fes San Bernardino, California, shops in March 1943. ... An interior view of a modern Finnish bilevel intercity coach. ...


The Great Western Hotel was built on Praed Street in front of the station in 1851-1854 by architect Philip Charles Hardwick, son of Philip Hardwick (designer of the Euston Arch). The station was substantially enlarged in 1906-1915 and a fourth span of 33 m (109 ft) was added on the north side, parallel to the others. The new span was built to a similar style to the original three spans, but the detailing is different and it does not possess the transepts of the earlier spans.[2] The Great Western Hotel, now known as the Hilton London Paddington, is a hotel that forms part of the Paddington station complex in London, England. ... Praed Street (pronounced prayd, rhymes with laid) is a street in Londons Paddington district (now part of the City of Westminster, most notable for the fact that Paddington Station is situated on it. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Philip Charles Hardwick (1822-1892) was a notable English architect of the 19th century. ... Philip Hardwick (1792-1870) was an eminent English architect (son of architect Thomas Hardwick (junior) (1752-1829), and grandson of Thomas Hardwick Senior (1725-1798)). He is particularly associated with transport-related buildings (eg: railway stations, warehouses) in London and elsewhere. ... The Euston Arch was the original entrance to Euston station in central London. ...

The GWR memorial

On Armistice Day 1922, a memorial to the employees of the GWR who died during the First World War was unveiled by Viscount Churchill [3]. The bronze memorial depicts a soldier reading a letter which was sculpted by Charles Sargeant Jagger and stands on platform 1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Great Western Railway War Memorial stands half-way along platform 1 at London Paddington station. ... Armistice Day Celebrations in Toronto, Canada - 1918 Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. ... The Great Western Railway War Memorial stands half-way along platform 1 at London Paddington station. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Major Victor Albert Francis Charles Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill KCVO JP (23 October 1864–3 January 1934) was a British peer. ... Detail from the Royal Artillery Memorial Charles Sargeant Jagger MC (1885-1934) was a British sculptor who, following active service in the First World War, sculpted many works on the theme of war. ...


In 1961, the decomposing body of a male child was found in a case at the station. Paper stuffed into his mouth was the cause of death. His identity has never been discovered.[4]


A very early construction by Brunel was recently discovered immediately to the north of the station. A cast iron bridge carrying the Bishop's Bridge Road over the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal was uncovered after removal of more recent brick cladding during the complete replacement of the adjacent bridge over the railway lines at the mouth of the station.[2] The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ...


The station today

Today Paddington has 14 terminal platforms, numbered 1 to 14 from west to east. Platforms 1 to 8 are located below the original three spans of Brunel's 1854 train shed, whilst platforms 9 to 12 are located beneath the later fourth span. Platforms 13 and 14 are within the Metropolitan Railway's old Bishops Bridge station, immediately alongside the two through platforms, numbered 15 and 16, used by the Hammersmith & City Line of the London Underground (see below). The Metropolitan Line is a line of the London Underground. ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ...


Platforms 6 and 7 are dedicated to the Heathrow Express, and platforms 13 and 14 can only be used by the 2 or 3 car Turbo trains used on local services. All the other platforms can be used by any of the station's train services. However in normal usage the tendency is for long distance trains to use the western platforms, and local trains (including Heathrow Connect) the eastern ones. Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority—a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... Class 165/1, no. ... Heathrow Connect is a train service in London, connecting Heathrow Airport with Paddington station. ...


The station concourse stretches across the head of platforms 1 to 12, underneath the London end of the four main train sheds. Platforms 13 and 14 can be reached directly from the country end of platform 12, or from the footbridge which crosses the country end of the station and gives access to all platforms.


The area between the back of the Great Western Hotel and the station concourse is traditionally called The Lawn. It was originally unroofed and occupied by sidings, but was later built up to form part of the station's first pedestrian concourse. The Lawn has recently been reroofed and separated from the concourse by a glass screen wall. It is now surrounded by shops and cafes on several levels.[2] The Great Western Hotel, now known as the Hilton London Paddington, is a hotel that forms part of the Paddington station complex in London, England. ...


Services

Paddington is the London terminus for long distance trains, operated by First Great Western, to Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford in the West Country, and Newport, Cardiff and Swansea in South Wales. It also acts as the terminus for shorter distance commuter services to West London and the Thames Valley, also operated by First Great Western. Two services from Paddington serve Heathrow Airport; the Heathrow Express travels non-stop whilst the Heathrow Connect service runs along the same route but calling at most intermediate stations. Paddington also serves as an alternative London terminal for Chiltern Railways' service to Birmingham, used when London Marylebone is inaccessible for engineering or other reasons and for one daily service. First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... This article is about the English city. ... , Bath is a small city in Somerset, England most famous for its historic baths fed by three hot springs. ... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... For other uses, see Hereford (disambiguation). ... The West Country is an informal term for the area of south-western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region. ... This article is about the city of Newport in Wales. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... Approximate extent of South East Wales. ... The Thames Valley is generally the region that drains into the River Thames, England, but is used in a more specific term by the government. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority—a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... Heathrow Connect is a train service in London, connecting Heathrow Airport with Paddington station. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... This article is about the British city. ... Marylebone station or London Marylebone station is a National Rail and London Underground station in central London. ...


Paddington was formerly served by the Cross-Country Route, with services serving the North West of England and Scotland, but these were withdrawn by Virgin Trains in 2002. It is expected that proposed Crossrail line 1 will serve Paddington. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... North West England is one of the regions of England. ... This article is about the country. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, which currently provides services from London Euston to the North West, West Midlands and Scotland on the West Coast Main Line. ... For other uses, see Crossrail (disambiguation). ...

  Preceding station     National Rail     Following station  
Terminus   First Great Western
Great Western Main Line
  Slough
or
Reading
Terminus   First Great Western
Night Riviera
  Reading
Terminus   First Great Western
Commuter services
Great Western Main Line
  Acton Main Line
Ealing Broadway
on Sundays
Terminus   Chiltern Railways
Occasional service
Monday-Friday
  South Ruislip
Terminus   Heathrow Express
Paddington - Heathrow
  Heathrow Central
Terminus   Heathrow Connect
Paddington - Heathrow
  Ealing Broadway


National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ... Slough railway station is a railway station in the town of Slough, Berkshire, England. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... The Night Riviera is a sleeper train service operated by First Great Western. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ... Acton Main Line railway station is a National Rail station in Acton in west London. ... Ealing Broadway is a main line and London Underground railway station, in Ealing. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... South Ruislip is a Network Rail station served by London Underground and Chiltern Railways in Ruislip in west Greater London. ... Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority—a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. The service is not part of the National Rail system, despite part of its journey sharing track with National Rail trains and terminating... Heathrow Connect is a train service in London, connecting Heathrow Airport with Paddington station. ... Ealing Broadway is a main line and London Underground railway station, in Ealing. ...


London Underground stations

Paddington Underground
Location
Place Paddington
Local authority Westminster
Operations
Managed by London Underground
Platforms in use 6
Transport for London
Zone 1
Annual usage 34.293 million †
History
Key dates Opened 1863
Transport for London
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
† Data from Transport for London [1]
London Transport Portal

The London Underground station is the eighth busiest on the network with stops on several lines: the Hammersmith & City Line at a surface station on the north side of the main line station and parallel with it; the District Line and Circle Line in a cutting in front of the main line station and perpendicular to it; and the Bakerloo Line in deep-level tubes below the main line station. On the London Underground map, the Hammersmith & City line platforms are listed as a separate station, due to their distance from the other lines. For other places with the same name, see Paddington (disambiguation). ... The City of Westminster is a borough of London, England with city status. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... The southbound platform at Angel. ... This is a list of extant mainline railway stations in Greater London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... The District Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. ... For other uses, see Circle Line (disambiguation). ... The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured brown on the Tube map. ... Original Tube Map by Beck The Tube map is the commonly-used name for the schematic diagram used to represent the lines and stations of the London Underground. ...


History

As originally built, there were three separate stations on lines that became part of the London Underground.


On 10 January 1863 the Metropolitan Railway opened the first underground railway, running from Paddington (Bishop's Road) to Farringdon. The platforms serving this line were on the north side of the mainline station with the tunnel entrance under Praed Street. There was a connection to the GWR mainline which allowed it to run regular services onto the GWR's Hammersmith branch. The station was renamed "Paddington" on 10 September 1933. From the 1930s until the late 1960s the Metropolitan Line and GWR suburban services shared a group of four platforms, but the Underground is now entirely separate and forms Paddington station on the Hammersmith & City Line. is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Metropolitan Railway (MetR) and the Metropolitan District Railway (District) were the first two underground railways to be constructed in London, starting in the 1860s, and the first of the worlds metro systems. ... Farringdon station platforms Farringdon station is a London Underground and National Rail station in Farringdon, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. ... Hammersmith is an urban centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London, England, approximately 5 miles (8km) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... London Transport Portal The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground, coloured maroon on the Tube map. ... A railway platform is a section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a train station, metro station or tram stop, at which passengers may board or alight from trains or trams. ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ...


In 1868 the Metropolitan Railway opened a new branch to South Kensington, with a station called Paddington (Praed Street) in a cutting across that street south of the mainline station. This station was renamed to simply "Paddington" on 11 July 1948 and now serves the Circle and District Lines. It is linked to the mainline station and the Bakerloo line by a footway that passes underneath Praed Street and the Great Western Hotel. Located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, London, South Kensington tube station is the closest London Underground station to the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums, as well as to Imperial College. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The deep-level Baker Street and Waterloo Railway — now the Bakerloo Line — opened on 1 December 1913, with platforms underneath the mainline station. The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured brown on the Tube map. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The stations today

Today the District/Circle line platforms and the Bakerloo line platforms are linked by an underground corridor under Praed Street within the fare paid area. They can be regarded as a single station, and are shown as such on the tube map. The tube map is the schematic diagram that represents the lines, stations, and zones of Londons rapid transit rail system, the London Underground. ...


The platforms of the Hammermith & City Line station are still quite separate from the other Underground platforms, and are shown as a separate station on the tube map. However, they are almost indistinguishable from the mainline platforms alongside them, and are numbered (15 and 16) in the same sequence as the mainline platforms. Interchange between the District/Circle/Bakerloo lines and the Hammersmith & City lines involves walking the length of the mainline station outside the London Underground barrier lines, although the ticket barriers are programmed to permit changing between the two stations as part of a single journey.


Services

The three pairs of platforms that make up the various sections of Paddington Underground station are served by four different services. Two of the original four platforms of the old Bishop's Road station are used by the Hammersmith & City Line and served by trains running between Hammersmith and Barking stations. The platforms of the old Praed Street station are shared between trains of the Circle Line, and trains of the District Line running between Wimbledon and Edgware Road stations. The platforms of the deep level tube line are served by trains of the Bakerloo Line running between Elephant & Castle and Harrow & Wealdstone stations.[5] Paddington station has the unique feature that it is possible to take a train to Baker Street from any one of three platforms (i.e using the Hammersmith & City line, Circle line or Bakerloo line), however, none of these platforms is visible from the other two. The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... Hammersmith tube station is a London Underground station in Hammersmith. ... Barking station is a railway station served by National Rail and the London Underground. ... For other uses, see Circle Line (disambiguation). ... The District Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. ... Wimbledon station is a National Rail, London Underground, and Tramlink station located in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... Edgware Road tube station is a name shared by two separate stations on the London Underground. ... The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured brown on the Tube map. ... Bakerloo line entrance Elephant & Castle station in Elephant and Castle in the London Borough of Southwark, England consists of a main line railway station, serving various suburban stations within south London, and a tube station. ... Harrow & Wealdstone is a Network Rail station in Wealdstone, Greater London. ... This article is about the London Underground station on Baker Street. ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... For other uses, see Circle Line (disambiguation). ... The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured brown on the Tube map. ...


All London Underground services serving Paddington are summarised in the following table:

Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
    Praed Street    
Bakerloo line
towards Victoria
Circle line
towards Wimbledon
District line
Terminus
    Bishop's Bridge Road    
towards Hammersmith
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking

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Crossrail station

Between 2008 and 2015[6], a new Crossrail station will be built under London Paddington, serving as both a connection to National Rail services, as well as London Underground. Services are due to start in 2017.[7] For other uses, see Crossrail (disambiguation). ...

Future Development
Preceding station   Crossrail   Following station
Crossrail

For other uses, see Crossrail (disambiguation). ... Acton Main Line railway station is a National Rail station in Acton in west London. ... Maidenhead railway station is a railway station in the town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. ... Heathrow Terminal 4 is a railway station located in London Heathrow Airport. ... For other uses, see Crossrail (disambiguation). ... Categories: Jubilee Line stations | Central Line stations | London Underground stubs | Crossrail ... This article is about the station in London. ... Shenfield is a major station on the Great Eastern Main Line from Liverpool Street station in the City of London to places in the East of England. ...

Paddington station in fiction

Statue of Paddington Bear

The children's book character Paddington Bear was named after Paddington station. In the books he is found at the station in London, coming from "deepest, darkest Peru" and with a note attached to his coat reading "please look after this bear, thank you". In real life there is a statue of Paddington Bear in the station concourse, and a small shop full of Paddington Bear paraphernalia in the main station area. This statue is a representation of the original Paddington drawings by Peggy Fortnum. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (793x888, 204 KB) Summary Photograph taken by me, Donna Smillie, on 6 December 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (793x888, 204 KB) Summary Photograph taken by me, Donna Smillie, on 6 December 2005. ... Paddington Station-Bronze of Paddington Bear Paddington Bear is a fictional character in childrens literature. ... Peggy Fortnum as an art teacher, painter, and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator. ...


The mystery novel 4.50 From Paddington (1952) by Agatha Christie begins with a murder witnessed by a passenger on a train from Paddington station. 4. ... Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer. ...


There is an underground Paddington Station, separate from the real one, on the North London System in the novel The Horn of Mortal Danger (1980). The Horn of Mortal Danger is a 1980 novel by British musician Lawrence Leonard. ...


A toilet at Paddington station is where Fat Bastard's rectal locator is found in the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. It also makes an appearance in the film The Long Good Friday. This article is about the Austin Powers character. ... Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series started with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued in Austin Powers in Goldmember. ... The Long Good Friday is a British gangster film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. ...


In the horror film 28 Days Later (2002), a lengthy monologue describes a panic-stricken crowd at Paddington Station being overwhelmed by a killer virus. 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston. ... A monologue, pronounced monolog, is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience, or character. ...


In the 2005 film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, some of the scenes in the early part of the movie take place at Paddington station (but were in fact shot on a sound stage in New Zealand). Soundstage redirects here. ...


In the 2008 film based upon the true story of a bank robbery in Baker Street, London, The Bank Job, the protagonist arranges a meeting between all the parties involved in the conflict at the same time and place. For the musical of the same name, see Baker Street Baker Street is a street in the City of Westminster, London. ... The Bank Job is a 2008 crime film based on a 1971 true-life robbery of a bank in Baker Street, London, from which the money and valuables stolen were never recovered. ...


In the story "Gordon Goes Foreign" from the Railway Series book The Eight Famous Engines, Gordon, Duck, and a 'foreign' engine argued over which station led to London. Duck believed that London Station was Paddington, as he used to work there as a station pilot. Map showing the railways on the fictional Island of Sodor (click to enlarge). ... This list consists all of the Railway Series books by both the Rev. ... Gordon the Big Engine, as portrayed in the TV series. ... Duck the Great Western Engine as portrayed in the TV series. ... An EMD SD39 and slug in switching service. ...


Paddington Station appears briefly in Chapter 5 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone after Harry has visited Diagon Alley with Hagrid for the first time, and Harry is struck by the divergence of the magical and Muggle worlds. HPSS redirects here. ... “The Leaky Cauldron” redirects here. ... Rubeus Hagrid (born December 6, year ca. ... Muggle is the only word used in the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling to refer to a normal person who lacks any sort of magical ability. ...


Paddington Station appears in 1984 by George Orwell. (Redirected from 1984 (novel)) Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes 1984) is a darkly satirical political novel by George Orwell. ... George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950) who was an English writer and journalist well-noted as a novelist, critic, and commentator on politics and culture. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ Station Facilities for London Paddington. Association of Train Operating Companies. Retrieved on June 9, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d e Steven Brindle Paddington Station: Its history and architecture, English Heritage, 2004, ISBN 1-873592-70-1
  3. ^ "'Great Western Railway War Memorial'", from The Great Western Railway Magazine, December 1922, pp. 537-40, 1922, reproduced 2001-11-01. Retrieved on 2007-07-09. 
  4. ^ A Time Line for Policing the Railways. British Transport Police. Retrieved on September 20, 2006.
  5. ^ London Underground Map. Transport for London. Retrieved on September 25, 2006.
  6. ^ Orders of the Day — Crossrail Bill. TheyWorkForYou.com (2005-07-19). Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  7. ^ "London Crossrail gets the go-ahead. Railway Gazette International (2007-10-05).

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