Elizabeth Line Now Due To Open Summer 2021
13 January 2020
Rail bosses have confirmed the central section of the Elizabeth line between Paddington and Abbey Wood, which was originally scheduled to open in December 2018, is now not expected to open until summer 2021. Full services heading out to Reading and Heathrow are expected to be running by May 2022.
Mark Wild, Chief Executive, Crossrail Ltd, said: “I know that Londoners are deeply frustrated by the delays to the Elizabeth line and we are doing everything we can to get this railway finished and open. We continue to make good progress with the central section now reaching substantial completion and we are increasingly confident that Bond Street station will be ready to open with the rest of the railway. We have a comprehensive plan to complete the Elizabeth line and the milestones we must hit during 2020, including the testing of the signalling and train systems and safety assurance, but there are no shortcuts to delivery of this hugely complex railway.
It is expected that businesses in the most southerly regions of our Quarter will benefit enormously when the Elizabeth Line opens in summer 2021, as well as improving the commute for many of us who work in the area.
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