A new Paddington

London Paddington is one of the busiest stations in the country carrying more than 50 million passengers every year.

And with the opening of Transport for London’s new Elizabeth line, Paddington is undergoing its most significant transformation since opening in 1853.

Elizabeth line

The Elizabeth line Paddington station will open in December 2018 with 24 trains an hour at peak time running from Heathrow through central London and the Docklands to Abbey Wood.

When the route fully opens in December 2019, passengers will be able to catch Elizabeth line services to Reading in the west and Shenfield in the east.

Visit the Crossrail Paddington station page for more information

The new Paddington Lawn

Originally the garden of the Station Master’s cottage, 'The Lawn' has now been transformed into an exciting place for visitors to London Paddington to meet, eat and shop.