Future engineering work

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COMPLETED: Major engineering work at London Paddington

Start date
23/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected

Routes to and from London Paddington

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwayHeathrow ConnectHeathrow Express

The major engineering work between London Paddington and Slough / Heathrow Airport has been successfully completed.

Project Information:
Network Rail are completing the largest, most complex signalling upgrade ever undertaken on the three mile approach to London Paddington in connection with the Crossrail project.

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London’s rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.