|Type:||National Rail (Great Western
The station was enlarged with a fourth roof span in the early 1900s. In front of the station is the Great Western Hotel, built in the 1850s to form the main facade of the station, though this is now a Hilton. Currently Paddington has 14 platforms (not all full length) with another 6 platforms in the adjacent London Underground stations.
It is the terminus of the Great Western Main Line, Thames Valley commuter services and Heathrow Express/Connect services to the airport. Most services to the station are by Great Western Railway and Heathrow Express/Connect though there are also a few Chiltern Railway services too.
As might be expected Paddington is a busy station with over 35 million passengers passing through every year. A Crossrail Paddington station has been built and will open next year.
|View across the station, a Heathrow Express train in the foreground|
|The HST at Paddington, an iconic sight since the 1970s|
|View of the roof|
|GWR signage still in place|
|Most trains at Paddington are operated by the modern version of GWR|