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137 roof specialists have worked to open Paddington station up to the light.
For passengers using Paddington there's much to look forward to: we’ve finished restoring the Edwardian roof, a new Hammersmith & City London Underground station has opened and the construction of a Crossrail station will bring a host of benefits.
Light has been allowed to flood back into Paddington with the completion of a massive project to restore the station’s historic roof. Unveiled in summer 2011, the restoration work has also included a major facelift for platforms, bridges and walkways.
Other work that is happening at the station;
The arrival of Crossrail services will transform rail travel in the region, alleviating overcrowding on the Great Western by up to 30 per cent. Crossrail will improve east-west links and bring 1.5m within a 45 minute commute of London.
The new Hammersmith & City line London Underground station at Paddington was completed in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. It reduces overcrowding, allows for growth in passenger numbers and provides step-free access.
Paddington station’s unique Edwardian character has been maintained throughout the redevelopments and this will continue as Crossrail is completed.
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Commuters in Paddington station
Specialists working on the roof
A worker suspended from girders involved in restoration of Paddington's roof
Restoration work on Paddington's historic roof
Restoration work on Paddington’s historic roof
An artist’s impression of the exterior of the new Crossrail station at Paddington
An artist’s impression of the new Crossrail station at Paddington
An artist’s impression of the gate-line at the new Crossrail station at Paddington