For assistance speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.
Paddington Station is a London terminus with two trains going to Heathrow Airport: The Heathrow Express travels incessantly at a first rate, while the Heathrow Connect follows a similar route but calls in most Central Road stations. From Paddington Station, you have direct access to King's Cross Station, Victoria Station, Liverpool Street Station and Waterloo Station.
Steps 6 and 7 are dedicated to the Heathrow Express. Flight data shows the screens for airplane travelers are available at the Heathrow Express ticket office near these stages. The ticket office at Paddington station is open 24 hours on 24 and is controlled by the Great Western Railway. You will Find that the automatic ticket offices are all around the atrium. The Station also provides toilets and toilets for children that change everything costs 30p and are before the border of the ticket. Wi-Fi is accessible with, for a fee, remote Internet access from BT Wi-Fi.
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Britain's best-known station, made famous by Paddington bear, opens its doors to the cameras in this documentary series. With 30 million passengers thronging through it every year, meet the men and women keeping this huge operation moving.
The return of the documentary going behind the scenes at the London station. It is the height of summer and staff and passengers on the Western network are feeling the heat, with Network Rail staff positioned at key points to monitor the track - which can reach temperatures up to 20C higher than the air temperature.
The station gets back to the new normal, as Covid-19 restrictions ease on travel. Route Control keep a close eye on the weather forecast, which is predicting dangerously high winds. It's not just fallen trees the team needs to be worried about - a large industrial unit has been blown right across the tracks and emergency services are on their way.
Staff at Bristol Temple Meads have their work cut out as they prepare for the station's 180th birthday celebration, while Slough station is evacuated when a suspicious package is found underneath a stairwell. At Paddington, there is a commotion on Platform 12 as staff attempt to find the source of a fire alarm before the station's automatic evacuation message is activated.
A high-speed train comes to an abrupt halt in the station as there are fears it has collided with something on the track. In Swindon's route control, staff are dealing with the knock-on effect of an incident on a level-crossing, while a major points failure jeopardises the afternoon peak-time services.
You can buy tickets at the central bus station or directly from the driver (dollars and euros are accepted, change is given in GBP, the price of the "period return" ticket from Heathrow is about GBP 30, from Gatwick - about 37 GBP). There is no need to book bus tickets online in advance (but this option is available). Make sure you buy the "return" (=roundtrip) ticket. Usually, there is a line of people to board the bus, the driver firstloads your luggage and then you join another line of those waiting to enter the bus, and finally you enter and pay. One comment -when loading your luggage, the driver usually asks where you wantto go (notwithstanding the fact that the bus clearly displays the sign "Oxford") - thereason is that the bus will be making several stops in Oxford - thecorrect one you need is the final stop, "Central Bus Station" alsoknown as Gloucester [it is pronounced GLOSTER] Green. 781b155fdc