In the last week both BBC London and the Evening Standard have run stories about passengers being charged £4.60 to walk through part of Paddington station. The reporter from the Evening Standard even phoned me up and talked through what was happening. I suggested to him that this was a simple Same Station Exit, but sadly that didn’t explicitly make it into the article. More alarmingly, TfL staff didn’t seem to know what was going on and promised to investigate what was happening. In an effort to understand the issue clearly I went to Paddington myself last Thursday evening.