The Great Western Railway operates frequent commuter services west of London to London and Didcot Parkway, with services stopping at some TfL Rail stations between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, making this section served by rather frequent trains throughout the day. Just as I got off the TfL Rail Class 345 Aventra, a GWR service for London Paddington pulled in, so I hopped on this service to head back to London.
Boarding the Class 387 Electrostar.
The interior of the GWR Class 387 Electrostar.
Power sockets are available by the window seat.
The legroom on the GWR Class 387 Electrostar.
A small tray table is fitted behind each airline-style seat.
The view of the train from my seat.
Heading on to Southall.
Making a brief stop at Southall.
Passing by the Southall Railway Centre.
Approaching Ealing Broadway.
Alighting at Ealing Broadway to transfer to the Underground, and also to avoid the full fare penalty if I had exited from London Paddington with my Oyster card.
Here, I crossed over to the Central Line to start my journey in London.
Overall, a quick and comfortable transfer with GWR.