Discover the Elizabeth line

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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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View a full size interactive version of the above map on Crossrail’s website:
www.crossrail.co.uk/route/maps/regional-map

TfL Rail

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 do the Elizabeth line services start?

  • May 2015: TfL Rail services opened between Liverpool Street Main Line and Shenfield.
  • May 2017: The first new Class 345 train enters passenger service.
  • May 2018: TfL Rail service opens between Paddington (National Rail) and Heathrow Terminal 4, replacing the existing Heathrow Connect service and part of the Great Western inner suburban service.
  • December 2018: The Elizabeth line opens between Paddington and Abbey Wood.
  • May 2019: The Elizabeth line extends from Shenfield to Paddington.
  • December 2019: The Elizabeth line is fully open, extending to Reading and Heathrow Terminal.

When will the new trains be introduced?

New Class 345 trains will be introduced in May 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.

Find out more…

You can find out more about the Elizabeth line and the Crossrail project by visiting the following websites:

  • Bond Street Station – Artist’s impression

    Bond Street Station – Artist’s impression

  • Crossrail Station Model – Artist’s impression

    Crossrail Station Model – Artist’s impression

  • Paddington Station – Artist’s impression

    Paddington Station – Artist’s impression

  • Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

    Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

  • Whitechapel Station – Artist’s impression

    Whitechapel Station – Artist’s impression

  • Paddington Station – Artist’s impression

    Paddington Station – Artist’s impression

  • Farringdon Station – Artist’s impression

    Farringdon Station – Artist’s impression

  • Custom House Station – Artist’s impression

    Custom House Station – Artist’s impression

  • Canarf Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

    Canarf Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

  • Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

    Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

  • Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

    Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

  • Woolwich Station – Artist’s impression

    Woolwich Station – Artist’s impression

  • Crossrail Rolling Stock

    Crossrail Rolling Stock

  • Canarf Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

    Canarf Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

  • Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

    Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

  • Canary Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

    Canary Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

  • Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

    Tottenham Court Road Station – Artist’s impression

  • Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station – Artist’s impression

    Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station – Artist’s impression

  • Paddington Station – Artist’s impression

    Paddington Station – Artist’s impression

  • Crossrail tunnel between Royal Oak and Farringdon

    Crossrail tunnel between Royal Oak and Farringdon

  • Canary Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

    Canary Wharf Station – Artist’s impression

  • Liverpool Street Station – Artist’s impression

    Liverpool Street Station – Artist’s impression

  • Liverpool Street Station – Artist’s impression

    Liverpool Street Station – Artist’s impression