29 FEBRUARY 2016
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Major improvement works at Paddington Tube station are set to begin in April in order to boost capacity at the station in preparation for the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.
The work is the latest part of a huge programme of modernisation of London Underground that is seeing major stations, trains, track and signalling being updated or replaced to provide more capacity and reliability for a growing city.
The improvement at Paddington will mean that Bakerloo line trains will not stop at the station from Saturday 2 April until mid-August. During this time, Transport for London (TfL) engineers will carry out a major renewal of both of the heavily-used escalators serving the Bakerloo line. By replacing virtually every component, their life will be extended by a further 20 years and ensure a more reliable service in the coming years as the Tube carries ever more passengers.
The new pedestrian link will incorporate escalators, lifts, stairs and new passageways in order to make interchanging between the Tube and Crossrail as easy as possible for passengers, a huge improvement on the current Heathrow Express changeover.
TfL will re-open the platforms in time for the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August. https://tfl.gov.uk
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