London Paddington station

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Coordinates: 51°31′02″N 0°10′39″W / 51.5173°N 0.1774°W / 51.5173; -0.1774

Paddington railway station,[3] also known as London Paddington,[4] is a central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London, England.

The site is an historic one, having served as the London terminus of the Great Western Railway and its successors since 1838. Much of the current mainline station dates from 1854, and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The site was first served by Underground trains in 1863, and was the original western terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway.

The complex has recently been modernised, and now has an additional role as the London terminal for the dedicated Heathrow Express airport service. Paddington is in Travelcard Zone 1.

The mainline station's most important long-distance destinations are Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.

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