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Paddington's new taxi rank opens

By Juliet Whitcombe

Paddington's new taxi rank opens

The first phase of a new and improved taxi rank at Paddington station is now open. The new rank provides considerable improvements to benefit passengers and taxi drivers alike.

This new rank is above Platform 12 and next to the canal. The new facilities include step-free access with new lifts between the station concourse and the taxi pick up and drop off points. There are also new escalators and stairs.

Security will include modern CCTV and a covered waiting area to provide protection from bad weather. We are taking a phased approach to the opening of the new rank. It is fully operational and step-free now with final cosmetic works completed by summer.