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1. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello! I will be traveling from London to Swansea and I will take a direct train at Paddington Station.
I have been looking in the underground map and I noticed there are two Paddington Stations, both underground and railway. Which one should I go? The one in the Bakerloo Line or Hammersmith Line?
I will be traveling by my own. Is it dangerous for a lonely girl to take a train journey during the evening? I will be taking the train around 7pm and I will arrive in Swansea around 11pm.

2. Posted by Mancunion (Full Member 128 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Isn't one of the PAddingtons you see a Police station?? If it is I dont think you could catch a train from there...;)

Check the map for the railway sign... I Cant remember which is where... Best of luck...

3. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The two stations are connected, there are actually only one station. Go the either of them and you will be fine.
I took the train late at night a couple of times and never had any trouble. Dont fall sleep and you will be fine.

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Basically, the two underground stations are at opposite ends of the station (with the Hammersmith & City station being unconnected to the Bakerloo tube station, and actually above ground at the very far end of the Rail platforms), so for access TO PAddington Rail station, both are fine.

If you have the choice, Bakerloo (which is also District/Circle) is preferable when you are getting on to a train, because the walk is slightly shorter, and it takes you up at the correct end for boarding the Swansea train. But distance saving is minimal though.