The already constrained Bakerloo line ticket hall at Paddington is for a time going to get even more restricted to enable works to enlarge the space from next week.
Changes during the works include: Bakerloo trains non-stopping on 22 & 23 Feb Permanent closure of the Praed Street entrance down to the Bakerloo ticket hall which I'm told dates all the way back to 1913 Restricted access via the suburban platforms entrance/exit
All this and more till Summer 2020 when the worksite boradens.
Permanent closure of the Praed Street entrance down the Bakerloo ticket hall which I'm told dates all the way back to 1915
So they are actually removing the entire original entrance??
They are demolishing the small oxblood red tiled cuboid structure that gives access to the Bakerloo line ticket hall from Praed Street. This is separate from the C.W Clarke designed entrance which has the same name and is Grade II listed.
This entrance will be replaced by a more accessible one under the Paddington Square development which will take the place of the old red brick Post Office building seen in the photo above.
London Road and the Paddington Ramp will be merged and fully pedestrianised leaving no trace of the original entrance footprint.
nice so new lifts to bakerloo tucket hall? but i am unsure if that is accesisble via ticket hall to bakerloo since crossrail has connectiob to bakerloo line with lifts
Memory is a bit grainy on the specifics but I can clearly remember a pair of lift shafts and new bank of escalators located behind the new gate line in the plans. With both the Praed St and Suburban platform exists gone, it should allow for the opening up of this space.
UPDATE: I’ll pull up the PDF when I get back to a computer.
so why lifts lead to bakerloo ticket hall but not accessible to bakerloo line platforms unless there is other lift from ticket hall to platforms
The 2nd photo I attached shows a new pair of lifts behind the gateline in the payed section of the enlarged ticket hall. These lift shafts do not appear in the plans for the mezzanine levels above therefore I would conclude that the only way these shafts are going is down to the Bakerloo line platforms since they are too far west to hit the Crossrail link.
I think I read somewhere that the Bakerloo Line platforms will have lifts from the Crossrail platforms and the Crossrail platforms will have lifts to the ticket hall.
The will be a step-free link from the Bakerloo line platforms to the Crossrail station. I can't remember what level of the Crossrail station but given that all levels will be accessible step-free from the street and from the mainline station, there will therefore be a step-free route from the Bakerloo line to the mainline station this way, albeit a circuitous one. That is entirely unrelated to this development which is on the north-east side of the mainline station, Crossrail is on the south-west side.
Main section highlighted in red is the link itself, the red tunnel beneath the new escalator shaft is the dedicated passageway to the lift which taps into a portal on the Southbound platform, the red cylinder on the lower left side adjoining the Northbound platform is the new relay room which used to take up the space where the new escalators for the link now occupy. The escalators/lifts from Paddington Sq will tap in close to where the new relay room is.