London Paddington Cheltenham Spa Train
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London Paddington Cheltenham Spa stations
London Paddington Train Station
London Paddington railway station, operated by Network Rail, is a main line railway station and terminus for the First Great Western services to west London, the Thames Valley and long distance inter city services to south west England and South Wales. The station is also the terminus for the Heathrow Express, a high speed service linking central London with Heathrow Airport. The station has a staffed ticket office and passengers are also able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the automatic ticket machines located in the station. Passenger facilities at the station include ATM's, First Class Lounge, pay phones, public wifi, cafes and shops, toilets and baby changing facilities.Passenger services departing the station are operated by First Great Western, Chiltern Railways and Heathrow Express. Between them they offer passengers destinations including Heathrow Airport, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Cardiff Central, Bristol Parkway, Newbury, Exeter St Davids and Chippenham.London Paddington is also served by four London Underground lines: the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines. Although Paddington is not served by the Central line, the short walk to Lancaster Gate tube station is taken by many commuters heading for the West End or the City, as it can be quicker than alternative routes.Parking is available at the station for 152 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.
Cheltenham Spa Train Station
Located in Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Spa railway station offers passengers services to destinations including Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Weymouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth Harbour, Cardiff, Birmingham New Street, Nottingham, Manchester and Derby.The railway station is operated by First Great Western and is located in the Birmingham to Bristol Line and is roughly one mile from the centre of Cheltenham. Passenger services calling at the station are operated by First Great Western, CrossCountry and Arriva Trains Wales. Facilities at the station include pay phones, a cafe and toilets. Passengers should note that ATM's and baby changing facilities are not available at the station. Parking is available at the station for 150 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. Regular bus services into Cheltenham town centre are operated by Stagecoach where Bus Service D departs from the station forecourt.The first railway in Cheltenham opened in 1840 and in the early days of the railway the town had two stations. The main station, Cheltenham Spa (Lansdown), is the one that remains and has dropped the "Lansdown" from its name.