29 AUGUST 2022


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2022

Elizabeth Line to Heathrow

The date has been set for a direct train service from Heathrow T2, T3 and T4 to central London, with the Bond Street station opening yet to be announced.

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 the capital. This means that customers going 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 go west 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 any of the central London stations.

For London Northern Line, readers' experience has shown that Moorgate (not officially on the line but connected at Liverpool Street) is an easier changeover than Tottenham Court Road, depending on your final destination.

Typical journey times include Custom House (ExCeL) to Heathrow central area 52min (add 2 minutes if a Silvertown station were to exist) or just 32min from the airport to Bond Street when it opens.

Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “When we delivered on our promise to open the central section of the Elizabeth line in the first half of this year, I further promised that Bond Street station would open this autumn and that the next phase of the line opening would also be achieved within that timeframe. I am excited to see the Elizabeth Line unlock quicker and better journey options, greater accessibility, and further connectivity to jobs and leisure for even more people. This will be another giant leap for London’s public transport system, which supports economic growth in the capital and right across the country”.

Readers are reminded that London City Airport, not connected to the Elizabeth Line, still has its consultation open until 9 September, and representations regarding the missing station can be made. (See also BTN www.btnews.co.uk/article/19514)


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