Last run for Parliamentary service

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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!


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