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Bristol Parkway Train Station

Bristol Parkway railway station, operated by First Great Western, is in the Stoke Gifford area of Bristol and lies on the Great Western Main Line. The station has a staffed ticket office although passengers should note that it is not open in the late evening. Passengers are able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the automatic ticket machines located in the station.

Facilities at the station include ATM's, pay phones, public wifi, a cafe overlooking the tracks, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities.

The station has three platforms, unusually numbered 2, 3 and 4. Platform 2 serves trains to the west towards Wales and Bristol Temple Meads. Platform 3 serves mainly inter city trains towards London and Birmingham New Street. Platform 4 serves trains destined for mainly local services.

Passengers services calling at the station are operated by First Great Western and CrossCountry. Bristol Parkway was the first of a new generation of park and ride railway stations, and a large number of passengers use it for that purpose. Over the period 2002–2012, the number of passengers starting or ending a journey at Bristol Parkway grew by 1 million passengers per year to 2.25 million.

Parking is available at the station for 1,140 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.

London Paddington Train Station

Located in central London, London Paddington railway station offers passengers destinations including Heathrow Airport, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Cardiff Central, Bristol Parkway, Newbury, Exeter St Davids and Chippenham.

London Paddington railway station is operated by Network Rail and is a main line railway station and terminus for the First Great Western services to west London, the Thames Valley and long distance inter city services to south west England and South Wales. The station is also the terminus for the Heathrow Express, a high speed service linking central London with Heathrow Airport.

Passenger facilities at the station include ATM's, First Class Lounge, pay phones, public wifi, cafes and shops, toilets and baby changing facilities. Parking is available at the station for 152 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. The National Rail station is officially named London Paddington, a name commonly used outside London but rarely by Londoners, who call it just Paddington.

The site has been the London terminus of the Great Western Railway and its successors since 1838. Much of the mainline station dates from 1854 and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The site was first served by Underground trains in 1863, as the original western terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway.