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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Paddington Railway Station

Paddington Railway Station, a.k.a. London Paddington, is a railway station in central London. This historic site has served as the London terminus of the Great Western Railway since 1838. Most of the current station dates from 1854, and it was designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Paddington Railway Station also has its place in literature as the character from children's books, Paddington Bear, was named after the station.

Paddington Railway Station has recently been renovated and now acts as the London terminal for the Heathrow Express airport service. Paddington Railway Station's most important long-distance destinations are Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham Spa, Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth and Swansea.

Currently, Paddington Railway Station has 14 platforms. Platforms 6 and 7 are reserved for the Heathrow Express, and platforms 13 and 14 can be used only by smaller trains providing local services. Platforms 1 - 5 and 8 - 12 can be utilized by any of Paddington Railway Station's train services.

Paddington Railway Station was connected to the world's first underground railway in 1863. Today, Paddington station is served by four London Underground lines: the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City.

Paddington Railway Station is located between Praed Street and Bishop's Bridge Road in London. Visitors to London may also want to view other London attractions such as the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey.
Paddington Station Map

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