During the recent blockade on the Hammersmith and City and Circle, work took place at Paddington on both Crossrail and the station upgrade works. The works largely focused on the demolition of the old disused taxi ramp at the station, and the removal of a canopy that sits above the Hammersmith & City platforms (hence the need for the blockade). More notably, the old disused Bishops Road ticket hall was finally demolished, as was the redundant cable bridge running over the line. The old lift ...
As reported earlier this week by Building Design, Kensington & Chelsea Council has authorised a £55,000 feasibility study into a new Crossrail station in the borough. This isn’t a new idea, having long been a goal for the council. As this press release from July 2010 says: Crossrail requires a “turnback” site in west London to accommodate trains that will make shorter journeys across central London, as far west as Paddington. These trains will need a ...
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