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++ Due for update on November 03 for the weekend of 05 and 06 November ++

Elizabeth line News

From Sunday 6 November, the lines from Reading, Heathrow, and Shenfield will connect with the central tunnels of the Elizabeth line – opening up new direct journeys across London.

This means that:

  • customers travelling from Reading and Heathrow will be able to travel east all the way to Abbey Wood without changing at Paddington
  • customers travelling from Shenfield will be able to travel west all the way to Paddington without changing at Liverpool Street
  • journeys to onward destinations, including to Heathrow Airport or towards Reading, can be made by changing trains on the same platform at Whitechapel station

Customers will be able to use the Elizabeth line seven days a week as Sunday services through central London will start from Sunday 6 November. The frequency of services in the central section between Paddington and Whitechapel will increase from 12 trains per hour to up to 22 trains per hour in peak times and 16 trains per hour during off-peak. The final timetable, which will see 24 trains per hour during the peak between Paddington and Whitechapel, is on track to be in place by May 2023.In addition, Bond Street’s Elizabeth line station which opened on Monday 24 October, connects with the London Underground station linking the Jubilee and Central lines. The new station is step-free from street to train with two lifts, further enhancing accessibility on the Elizabeth line and across the TfL network.Due to a national rail strike on Saturday 5, Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 November, the line will have reduced operating hours and revert to running as three separate railways – from Paddington to Abbey Wood, Liverpool Street to Shenfield, and Reading/Heathrow to Paddington – as sections of that railway rely on Network Rail signalling staff. There are some future planned engineering works when sections of the Elizabeth line will be closed:

  • Saturday 12 November – no service between Shenfield and Liverpool Street / Whitechapel
  • Saturday 19 November and Sunday 20 November – no service between Shenfield and Liverpool Street / Whitechapel, or between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow
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