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Paddington Travel Advice Christmas 2017

Many of us are excitedly making travel plans to visit family and friends this year, but travelling at one of the busiest times of the year can be stressful. If you’re planning to get away this Christmas from Paddington Station, please plan ahead with the latest Travel advice from GWR, TfL and Heathrow Express as the below information may be subject to change. Each service and tube line also has a TfL Twitter account, which is a good way to stay aware of closures and disruptions. Find the ones you’re interested in here.

Great Western Railway

  • On Thursday 21 and Friday 22 December a normal service will operate. These are the best days to travel, before any rail work commences over the Christmas period.
  • On Saturday 23 December some of the platforms at London Paddington will be unavailable, affecting a small number of trains to and from the capital.
  • On Christmas Eve, there will be no trains to or from London Paddington. Some trains will be diverted into London Marylebone, but these will be limited.
  • On Christmas Day, no services will be running from Paddington Station (No Tube or Great Western Railway services will operate)
  • On Boxing Day and 27 December no Great Western Railway services will operate. There will be no trains to or from London Paddington. Some trains will be diverted into London Marylebone, but these will be limited..
  • 28 to 31 December, a reduced service will operate to and from London.
  • On New Years Day, a normal Bank Holiday service will operate on most routes. Trains will start running at around 08:00.

For more information please check their website

Tube

Circle Line

  • Closed from Christmas Eve until 30 December, between Aldgate and Edgware Road via Victoria, but back in action for travel on New Year’s Eve.
  • A reduced Sunday service will run on New Year’s Day.
  • Saturday-frequency service on 2 January.

District Line

  • Closed between South Kensington and Edgware Road/Ealing Broadway/Richmond/Wimbledon/Kensington (Olympia), from Christmas Eve until 30 December (but back in action for New Year’s Eve).
  • But joys! Piccadilly line trains will also call at District line stations between Acton Town and Hammersmith, between Christmas Eve and 30 December. This does not include the night tube, however, which will operate a totally normal Piccadilly line route.
  • Saturday-frequency service from 27 to 30 December, and on 2 January.  
  • A reduced Sunday service will run on New Year’s Day.

Bakerloo Line

  • Normal Sunday service on Christmas Eve until 8.00pm, and a reduced service after that.
  • Saturday frequency service from 27 to 30 December, and on 2 January.  
  • A reduced Sunday service will run on New Year’s Day.

For updates check: TfL website

Bus

  • On Christmas Eve, bus services will finish around midnight.
  • There will be no bus services on Christmas Day. 
  • On Boxing Day, buses will run to a Sunday schedule, but with normal night services.
  • 27 to 30 December, buses will run to a Saturday schedule, but with normal night services.
  • Services on New Year’s Eve are tbc, but diversions from early afternoon are likely in central London.

For updates check: TfL website

Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect

  • No National Rail services to Heathrow airport between Sunday 24 and Wednesday 27 December 2017

For more details please check their website