Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

In this week's Now & Then we compare West Drayton Station on Station Approach between the early 1900's and today. As you can see, the station building itself hasn't really changed that much and in fact will likely see it's biggest chages since opening in 1879 when the upgrade works for Crossrail (new entrance canopy and extension) are completed. The main differences you will see between the two images, aside from the station building itself, are the addition of the shops along Station Approach and the one way loop for vehicles picking up and dropping off passengers.

The Great Western Railway opened in 1838 and at the time West Drayton was the first station out of Paddington. The original station wasn't where its currently located and was in Tavistock Road until it was moved to its current location in 1879.

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