The Anonymous Widower

The Main Crossrail Entrance At Paddington Station

These pictures show the entrance to Crossrail at Paddington station, which is by Platform 1.


  1. The whole entrance is under a massive glass roof.
  2. Eastbourne Terrace is above the station and connected to it by stairs and a pair of lifts.
  3. There is a bus stop and short-term parking on Eastbourne Terrace.
  4. There are a large number of escalators between the main line station and the Crossrail level.
  5. There are plenty of seats everywhere.
  6. It is only a short walk between one set of escalators to Crossrail and the shops in the Lawn.

I think Brunel would have liked it, as it has a touch of the over-the-top.

This is a 3D Google Map of the new entrance.


  1. The cloud pattern on the roof is clearly visible.
  2. The lifts to the station are in the middle and the stairs are at the ends of the roof.
  3. The blue dot shows the position of the bus stop, where about five routes stop.

Will cars and taxis be able to drop people off in Eastbourne Terrace?


It’s an impressive new entrance to the station.


August 9, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Thanks for taking the trouble. Have you any drawings showing the connection to the GWR slow lines at Royal Oak?

    Comment by Thomas Carr | August 9, 2021 | Reply

  2. […] Paddington station certainly looked very ready, when I visited yesterday and took the pictures in The Main Crossrail Entrance At Paddington Station. […]

    Pingback by Crossrail Formally Hands Paddington Station Over To TfL « The Anonymous Widower | August 10, 2021 | Reply

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