Paddington Bakerloo ticket hall

What we're doing

The work at Paddington Tube station will create:

  • Step-free access to Bakerloo line trains from the new plaza on Praed Street
  • A step-free route to change between National Rail services and the Elizabeth line
  • A significantly larger Bakerloo line ticket hall, with more ticket gates to speed up journeys within the station
  • Better signs to guide customers through the station
  • An all-round improved and modernised station environment
entrance to bakerloo line at paddington station

Entry to the Bakerloo line

The entrance near National Rail platform 11 is permanently closed. Part of the existing ticket hall, including the Bakerloo entrance on Praed Street, is closed while work is being done.

Customers can get to the Bakerloo line from the Elizabeth line station by a direct link to the platforms.

Space is limited so we may also restrict entry to the Bakerloo line platforms at busy times. Follow signs and staff directions.

  • You can't buy a ticket or top up in the Bakerloo ticket hall. Switch to contactless and there's no need to top up. Or you can top up your Oyster card online, on the TfL app or at nearby ticket machines
  • Please travel at quieter times if you can and allow extra time for your journeys

We're working with Network Rail and the train operating companies to minimise the impact on journeys during this improvement work.

Paddington Square

Paddington Square is a new public space with offices, shops, restaurants and a public square being developed by Sellar, along with other partners.

The Square is being completed in phases. Some workspaces have already been handed over and are currently being fitted out so occupiers can move in later in 2022.

This will come after the main building is finished (for practical purposes) in early autumn 2022. Forty retail and dining spaces, a landscaped public piazza - part of a new and improved arrival experience for Paddington station - and a new Bakerloo line entrance and ticket hall will open in early 2023.

praed street entrance is closed