Paddington - Latest news, articles and photos

Paddington - Latest news, articles and photos

Tickets Alert: Hyde Park Estate Gardens

Four normally private gardens owned by the Church of England will be open in April to visitors.

New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance

Paddington Square, the huge office development next to Paddington Station has released new images, including of the planned Bakerloo line entrance.

Train speed record set between London and Bristol

A new modern speed record has been set for a train running between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington of just 1 hour and 12 minutes.

TfL rail to take over GWR services to Reading from December

This December will see the long arm of Transport for London (TfL) extending out to Reading as it takes over services from GWR between Paddington and Reading.

A 490-foot high “cucumber” is coming to Paddington

Westminster council has approved planning application for a 42-storey residential tower that has already been nicknamed the “cucumber”.

Tickets Alert: Ride the last ever passenger Intercity125 out of Paddington

Next month, the last ever passenger service HST will leave Paddington, and you can be on board.

Crossrail to launch Paddington to Reading service in December 2019

A letter sent to local politicians has confirmed that Crossrail plans to launch a rail service between Paddington and Reading in December this year.

Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday

This Sunday (10th June), thanks to engineering works, there’s a chance to take a trip along a little used bit of railway in West London.

There’s a museum to Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin

In this the 90th anniversary of the publication of the discovery of penicillin and the transformation of medical science, what better than to visit the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum?

Work starts on new entrance for Paddington tube station

Work has started on the controversial Paddington Cube, which will also include a new entrance to the Bakerloo line platforms under Paddington station.

Heathrow Junction – London’s short-lived railway station

In our modern age, it’s almost impossible to believe that a railway station could open in London, and close just six months later, but that is what happened, in January 1998.

One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station

A giant work of art is being installed at the future Elizabeth line station in Paddington — the huge glass roof which will be decorated with clouds.

Photos from the Bakerloo line tunnel upgrades

Two weekend of work have seen a major upgrade to the tracks carried out inside the Bakerloo line tunnels.

Photos show Crossrail boxes being turned into Elizabeth line stations

New images released by Crossrail highlight the progress being made with the architectural fit out of the future Elizabeth line underground stations in central London.

Riding the Parliamentary Train out of Paddington

Little known and rarely used, but those in the know who wait at Paddington Station at just the right time can take a trip one of the UK’s mysterious Parliamentary Trains.

Advent Calendar – Day 17

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

New images released by Crossrail highlight the latest fit-out activity underway in the tunnels between Royal Oak Portal and Bond Street.

Paddington’s Bakerloo Line station to close for 4 months

TfL has confirmed what was suspected earlier, and that the Bakerloo Line wont be stopping at Paddington Station from April until the middle of August – because a new tunnel is being dug to link it to Crossrail.