Elizabeth Line opening on May 24th!
Ohhhh, it's finally happening!
Phase 1 of the Elizabeth Line will open on Tuesday May 24th!
Here's the rollout of the 3 Phases...
🔮 See the Future
With our tech, we've built a transport time machine, adding all 3 phases of the Elizabeth Line to our app already.
Plan a trip and see how the Elizabeth Line will speed up your commute!
Look out for the different icons for each phase:
Tap on a trip and see all the details including best entrances, best carriage, and traveltimes
Wow. So much time saved...
Let's take a look at a commute from West London to the City, once Phase 2 has opened:
Here the details of the phased rollout
OPENING MAY 24th 2022 - Phase 1 will introduce 10 new Elizabeth Line stations in central London from Abbey Wood to Paddington. The new and shiny “Class 345” trains will run at a frequency of every 5 minutes. Also, existing TfL Rail services will be rebranded to become Elizabeth Line.
OPENING AUTUMN 2022 - Phase 2 will integrate services from the east and west into the new central tunnels and stations, enabling trips from Reading and Heathrow through to Abbey Wood, and from Shenfield through to Paddington. The service in the central stations between Paddington and Whitechapel will ramp up to run 24 trains per hour (every 2.5 minutes) during the peak.
OPENING SPRING 2023 - Phase 3 is the final phase of the Elizabeth Line, with all routes up and running, connected into one seamless network from East to West! There will be 24 trains per hour (every 2.5 minutes), running through the central section during peak hours.
Get into the mood
Watch a great video by London's Transport-Blogger-in-Chief Geoff Marshall, nice one!
OK, London, one thing left to decide...
What are you going to call it?
- Crossrail 😴
- Elizabeth Line 👸
- Lizzie Line 😏
- The Purple Line 💜
- The Queenie 👑
- WilliteveropenOMGitsactuallyfinallyhere Line 🙌
- Purple (T)rain 🎸
- The Operated-by-TfL-Elizabeth-Alexandra-Mary-Windsor-Underground-Railway-Line-With-Purple-Trains-By-Bombardier-(Now-Alstom)-Purchased-By-TfL-For-CrossrailLtd-Then-Sold-Back-To-(And-Leased-Again-From)-345RailLeasing Line 🤪
- The CrossLizPurpRail Line 🤝
- The Thunderground ⚡
- The ? ...
See you on the train!