Paddington Station, also known simply as Paddington, is a major train and underground station in England. It is located in the Baker Street area of London.?Many of the long distance trains to the West of England and South Wales leave from this station. The station also has several London Underground stations. The Hammersmith Line, City Line, District Line and Circle line all stop at Paddington London Underground.
The first station to open in the Paddington area was a temporary station in 1838. This station was only used until the current Paddington Station was built. Much of the current station was built in 1854, and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Underground trains started to run from the station in 1863, and it was the world’s first underground railway.
The train station has recently been modernized. A few years ago the Heathrow express train line was opened. It shuttles passengers from Paddington to Heathrow Airport. It takes only 15 minutes to travel from Paddington to Heathrow Airport, and is the fastest way to travel between Central London and Heathrow Airport. Trains leave Paddington Station every 15 minutes, and over 150 Heathrow Express trains run every day. It has carried over 60 million people since it began in June 1998.