A DAILY parliamentary service from London Paddington to South Ruislip ceased operation on December 7,a casualty of developing parts of West London for the HS2 line.
More than 190 people travelled on the last train compared to the usual handful of passengers.
Operation of the Chiltern Railways service was used to maintain route knowledge for drivers to allow services to divert to Paddington if Marylebone was closed.
Here, Class 165 No. 165038 passes North Acton with the 11.35 from London Paddington. KEN BRUNT
Trains will run from South Ruislip to West Ealing from the December timetable change, allowing the development of tunnels for HS2 west from Old Oak Common.
Read more News and Features in the January 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- UK railway news roundup - 18th June 2021
- GALLERY: Pendolino No. 390044 attempts to break Glasgow-London record - 17th June 2021
- LIVE: London to Glasgow Central record-breaking attempt fails - 17th June 2021