The Anonymous Widower

Platforms 13 And 14 At Paddington Station

These pictures show work at Platform 13 and 14 at Paddington station.

It looks like they’re being tidied up and lengthened, so that when in 2018 Heathrow Connect is transferred to Crossrail, the platforms can be used by the 200-metre long Class 345 trains.

It will only be a temporary arrangement as in 2019, Heathrow Connect trains will use the core tunnel under London.

  • 4 tph between Abbey Wood and Heathrow Terminal 4.

There will also be 4 tph on Heathrowc Express from Psaddington to Hrathrow Terminal 5.

So it looks Heathrow will be trying to con passengers to use the expensive Heathrow Express. Edpecially from Terminal 5!

It is only continuing to fleece passengers, as it is totally pointless for savvy travellers.

Quite frankly, if you’re anywhere to the East of Paddington, would you change at Paddington to waste money, when a change at Heathrow Central will be free?

It would be far better to run 8 tph to the Airport, with four tph going to each of Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. Four tph could start at Shenfield and four tph at Abbey Wood.

And then there’s the problem of vFreedom Passes. Will I be able to use my pass on Crossrail to get to Heathrow?

January 7, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

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