West London Elizabeth Line to be linked up with central London by November

Image above: Elizabeth Line 

Trains will run all the way from Reading and Heathrow to Abbey Wood

The different sections of the Elizabeth Line will be joined together in November, meaning passengers will no longer have to change trains at Paddington or Liverpool Street.

Since the line opened three months ago it has been split into three sections. Passengers travelling in from Acton Main Line or Ealing Broadway have had to change at Paddington in order to use the central London section.

From 6 November, trains departing from Reading and Heathrow will run through London to Abbey Wood, meaning west Londoners will have access to unhindered speedy journeys into central London.

The frequency of trains will also increase with the start of a Sunday service. Between Paddington and Whitechapel the number of trains per hour will increase to 22 during peak times and 16 trains in off-peak times.

Ahead of the autumn changes, from Monday 5 September, extended opening hours will run on the Elizabeth line between Paddington and Abbey Wood from around 5.30am to around 11.00pm.

Bond Street Elizabeth line station will be open by November too, meaning journey times to the West End will fall significantly.

Image above: the Elizabeth Line tube map

Elizabeth line opening “landmark moment” says Mayor of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

“The opening of the new Elizabeth line has been a landmark moment, not just for London but for the entire country, helping to contribute £42bn to the national economy.

“It’s great news that from November, Elizabeth line trains will run directly from Reading and Heathrow to Abbey Wood, and from Shenfield to Paddington, seven days a week. Services running on Sundays through central London will also make thousands more journeys quicker, easier and more comfortable.

“This enhanced capacity on the Elizabeth line will play a crucial role in encouraging people to make the most of the capital and will help support businesses in the heart of our city.”

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