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Paddington station improvements

Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect users should note that the Hammersmith & City London Underground section of Paddington Station has a newly built station entrance and concourse.  Passengers inbound from Heathrow at Paddington have a choice of Underground routes into central London, located in completely different parts of the main station.

This latest investment does not really help when choosing what platform/Tube line to aim for, but does make the transit more pleasant.

Big improvements to the whole Paddington complex are under way with new lifts to be installed in 2014 and the arrival on Crossrail in 2018.

Programme Director Andy Mitchell said: "Work is now well underway on the new Crossrail station at Paddington, which will ease congestion, reduce journey times and improve the travelling experience for thousands of people every day while preserving the historic features of the mainline station.  When Crossrail opens, Paddington will be just nine minutes from Liverpool Street, 16 minutes to Canary Wharf and 27 minutes to Abbey Wood". www.tfl.gov.uk

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