London’s Paddington station is set to undergo a major upgrade programme over the next 18 months, a recent news report has been able to find.
Work on the area known as The Lawn, which houses the retail outlets at the back of the main station building, will be renovated to provide passengers with better retail choices and more food and drink outlets. Better waiting facilities, including more seating areas, will also be installed.
In addition, First Great Western will be carrying out work to its ticket office to provide 12 ticket counters, install new state-of the-art ticket machines, and transform its appearance using a Brunel-inspired design.
Natalie Holden, Network Rail’s senior commercial scheme sponsor for the project, said: “Paddington is one of Britain’s busiest stations and getting busier each year, so it’s only right that passengers have the facilities to make their travelling experience better.
“We’re working closely with English Heritage to preserve the heritage of this iconic building, making sure the changes we make are sensitive to the original structure and take account of its Grade I-listed status.”
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