Discover the Elizabeth line
The Elizabeth line will provide inter-urban and metro passenger services connecting London City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to commuter areas east and west of London.
The railway will serve 40 stations, with a peak timetable frequency of 24 trains per hour.
The Elizabeth line will provide a fast, frequent service linking the east and west and relieving congestion on some of the busiest Tube lines. Passengers using the Elizabeth line will see reduced journey times and the new stations will be integrated with existing London Underground, DLR, London Overground and National Rail stations making it easy for passengers to change between services, increasing rail based transport in the capital by 10%.
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On 31 May 2015, MTR Crossrail commenced operation of services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield under the interim TfL Rail branding as part of the TfL network while work continues on the building of the new tunnels, stations, station improvements and trains along the Elizabeth line.
When will the new trains be introduced?
New Class 345 trains are being gradually introduced since June 2017. These trains will deliver a modern and spacious interior delivering the necessary high capacity and ease for all passengers. There will be level boarding as central stations and wide interconnecting gangways between carriages. These new trains will have dedicated, clearly distinguished priority seats as well as space for wheelchairs.