London's Loneliest Train Service Will Soon Stop Running For Ever

London's Loneliest Train Service Will Soon Stop Running For Ever

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A London train service which we reckon is London's loneliest will soon cease running.

The 'ghost train' service shuttles in and out of London Paddington from South Ruislip to High Wycombe once a day, on weekdays only. It is rarely advertised and attracts few riders; it's a parliamentary service, meaning the railway company only runs it to keep the line open. Here's a video of the train in 2015, when it ran to and from West Ruislip.

Alas, the train's days are numbered, according to Londonist train expert Geoff Marshall. Its final day will be 7 December 2018, after which it will run no more. The reason for its termination? Works on HS2 are demolishing the track on which the train runs.

Want to catch the train while you can? Here's its timetable for its final week in operation:

Monday 3- Thursday 6 December 2018:

South Ruislip depart 10:57; arrives Paddington 11:26
Paddington depart 11:35; arrives High Wycombe 12:30 (no intermediate stops)

Friday 7 December 2018 (final day):

For this final day, Chiltern has changed the train from Paddington, which allows a more local travel opportunity:
South Ruislip depart 10:57; arrives Paddington 11:26
Paddington depart 11:35; calling South Ruislip 12:00; Gerard’s Cross 12:10; Beaconsfield 12:17; arriving High Wycombe 12:30

This ghost train terminates here. All change please.

Last Updated 26 November 2018

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