Paddington station (Hammersmith & City line)We're rebuilding Paddington station (Hammersmith & City line) to cope with increasing demand.
A number of improvements are now complete:
- A new station entrance from Paddington Basin
- A new station concourse
- Two new stairways where there was originally only one
- Extended platforms to accommodate new, longer air-conditioned trains
- Improved CCTV and Security
Work continues on additional improvements including a new ticket office, ticketing machines and ticket gates (including wide aisle gates), lifts to the platforms and an additional stairway.
Work is scheduled to finish in early 2014.
More than 60,000 passengers currently use the Hammersmith & City station every day, with demand growing as a result of the extension of the Circle line to Hammersmith.
When Crossrail services begin in 2018, passenger numbers will increase further.
The project is being completed in three phases:
- Phase 1 - Demolition and groundworks (this was completed in early 2011)
- Phase 2 - Two new staircases to platform level, new gates, the new concourse (with final finishes) and a new entrance from Paddington Basin (completed June 2012)
- Phase 3 - Final fit out of the station and new lifts in service. Due to complete in 2014.
Crossrail will be a modern, high frequency railway running from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Paddington station will be a key point on the Crossrail route as it runs through central London.
Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods.
Tube Improvement Plan
Improvements at Paddington station are part of our Tube Improvement Plan, which involves extensive work to other stations and Tube lines.