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General

Changes to taxi arrangements at Paddington Station

From Sunday 12 February 2012 there will be changes in and around Paddington Station, which will allow construction of the Crossrail station to get under way.


A new taxi rank will open next to the Hammersmith & City line Underground station
Departures Road and the current taxi rank (on the west side of the station) will be closed permanently
Eastbourne Terrace will close to all vehicles (including taxis) for about two years
The entrances on Eastbourne Terrace to and from the mainline station will close until the Crossrail works are complete

Taxi rank changes

A new covered taxi rank will open next to the Hammersmith & City line Underground station. The rank will provide direct access for passengers to and from the mainline station and will be fully accessible.

Access for taxis to and from the rank will be from Bishop’s Bridge Road using a new junction adjacent to Sheldon Square.
A small feeder rank will remain on Bishop’s Bridge Road, with a call forward system being introduced to help entry to the new rank.
There will be a new drop off point within the taxi facility.
City of Westminster is proposing a larger feeder rank within the Harrow Road

The new taxi rank arrangements at Paddington Station have been agreed as a result of TfL, City of Westminster, Network Rail and the London Taxi Ranks Committee working together.

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I went down to take a look myself, I must admit it looked a lot better then our old one, as you drive down the ramp from Bishops bridge there’s two lines of Taxis.

On the ramp, going down.

When down the ramp, all you got to do is sort yourselves out as before, pree booked Taxis and minicabs on the right as you go down, keep to the right when dropping off.

The feeder for Paddington Station is on the Harrow Road, excatly the same as before but you now enter the Station from Bishops Bridge.

The feeder rank stretched all the way back to the Marylebone Flyover.

Eastbourne Terace is now completly blocked at the South end, when aproaching from Spring Street, there’s a diversion  sign showing you to turn left, i’m not sure at this point if you are allowed to turn right, with a wild guess. I would say you could.

You can see in the picture on the left, the council still haven’t covered up the old left and right turn signs.

Aproaching Eastbourne Terrace from the North end, you still can but only to turn right into Cleaveland Terrace.

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