Location type

Major station

Name and dates


Station code: PAD National Rail
Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the Great Western Railway.


16/01/1854Great Western Railway
Paddington New station, departure side, opened.
29/05/1854Great Western Railway
Paddington New station, arrival side, opened.
01/10/1861Great Western Railway
Third rail laid into London Paddington allowing standard gauge trains to enter the station.
06/07/1978Bristol and Exeter Railway
12 passengers killed in a fire on a Penzance to London Paddington sleeper train.


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