Crossrail release images of Paddington station after TfL handover

A number of images showing Paddington station have been uploaded to Crossrail’s Flick page today showing the station after handover to Transport for London.

It’s quite the looker, and I cannot tell you how many hours I would have saved if this had been open a decade ago when travelling from south east London to Paddington.

No longer will a journey involve a train, then a tube or two as I’ve done probably hundreds of times.

If I was lucky I could do Abbey Wood or Woolwich to Paddington in an hour. Sometimes 90 mins.

Crossrail will make it 28 minutes from Abbey Wood to Paddington, and 26 from Woolwich. All on one air-conditioned train.

Daylight streaming down

With the Great Western line now partly electrified, it makes reaching various places so much quicker and easier.

Whether it be Bristol, Bath, Cardiff or Swansea, the combination of Crossrail below London and electrified rail lines to the west highlight vast improvements made.

It looks like Crossrail did release images in a press release three days ago, but Flickr images seem higher in quality.

The Flickr page is well worth a browse with hundreds if not thousands of photos capturing years of progress.

Now hurry up and open. Testing at 12 trains per hour is currently underway, with Bond Street, Whitechapel and Canary Wharf stations still to be handed over.

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    3 thoughts on “Crossrail release images of Paddington station after TfL handover

    • I love the huge ceiling lights. Sadly, my regular trips to Paddington won’t see my taking advantage of CrossRail since I travel in from Lee and take the Circle Line from Cannon Street.

    • Ah not a great trip. Lee seems a bit forgotten by Southeastern and the Circle isn’t the fastest. Air con at least now.

    • There are also long gaps in the Circle line service. Getting to Paddington on time for my appointment means I leave home unnecessarily early since trains stopping at Lee drop to once every 20 minutes outside of the rush hour.


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