Is This London's Loneliest Train?

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 27 months ago
Is This London's Loneliest Train?

There's a 'ghost train' service running in and out of London Paddington. It is rarely advertised and attracts few riders. It runs to and from West Ruislip, once a day, on weekdays only.

This 'parliamentary' train is a little-known service kept open only to stop the lengthy process of shutting the line down completely due to lack of use. This means that if you ever have a need to get between Paddington and Ruislip at somepoint mid-morning, there is a train service that just might be suited to you.

We took a ride on it, to see what happens.

Last Updated 11 August 2016