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Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

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Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

Have been trying to figure what the symbols on the tube system map. At Paddington there are three connecting circles. What does that mean?

Also I see I can take the Circle line at certain times and get straight to Paddington with no changes. Other times I need to take three different lines to arrive at Paddington. Which is best if I want to get to platform 1 in the rail station?

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1. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

Wait for the Circle line train that goes to Edgware and get off at Paddington. Take the escalator up to Paddington mainline station for platform 1.

The multiple circles on the map means that a number of lines all go to Paddington , all those in the circles.

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2. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

It means that the below-ground parts are separate stations and you need to come to ground level to change between lines indicated.

Arrive on the Bakerloo / Circle / District lines if possible which come up to Paddington on the main concourse. The Hammersmith & City arrive at the far end of Platform 14.

nationalrail.co.uk/SME/html/NRE_PAD/plan.html

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3. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

A Circle Line train will terminate at Edgware Road not "Edgware" which is at the far end of the Northern Line. Grab the first train to Edgware Road and get off at Paddington. Once you have gone up the steps from the Underground platforms and arrived at the main station concourse, platform 1 is on the far left and has no ticket barriers unlike some of the other platforms.

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4. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

Frankly, I would skip the Underground altogether. Take the 36 or 436 from Victoria to Praed Street: https:/…victoria.pdf both of which call at stop F, about 30 seconds' walk to the ramp down from street level to the rail station concourse. https:/…paddington.pdf

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5. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

Thanks for the concise explanations. They are very helpful.

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6. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

I'd usually recommend the bus but not during rush hour!

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7. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

The Circle line operates at all times and not just certain times of the day. However it is only every 10 minutes so bear that in mind. At St James's Park it will be the shiney new trains, destination Edgware Road.

I think the '3 line confusion' is that someone more familiar with the Tube would do District to Victoria, Victoria to Oxford Circus then cross platform to Bakerloo (or the other way to Westminster, Jubilee to Baker Street then Bakerloo), and if you've just missed a Circle that would be a quick way of doing it. However, with luggage, children, any mobility issues, or general lack of confidence on the Tube, you're best off with the Circle.

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8. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

Just to add if anybody thinking of taking the bus, From TFL: Route 436 unable to serve Stop 'G' St Mary's Hospital or Stop 'F' Paddington Station and ES at Sussex Gardens, from 0100 Wednesday 2 July until approx Friday 10 October 2015. think it terminates near junction of Sussex Gardens and London Street.

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9. Re: Tube from St. James's Park to Paddington Rail station

Simplest way is Circle line westbound (destination Edgware Road) to Paddington. Come up the escalators and platform 1 is on the far left hand side as you're looking at all the trains. The actual tube time is about 20 minutes, so if you have to wait the full 10 minutes for the next train, you should be there in half an hour. But if you're heading for a mainline train, leave yourself a little cushion! The bus could be your back up option, but allow at least an hour for traffic and other surface problems.

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