Elizabeth line phase 2 starts Sun 6 Nov

Tonight is the night, when 2 lines become 1 ๐ŸŽต

From Sun 6 Nov, the lines from Heathrow/Reading and Shenfield will connect with the central section. ๐ŸŽ‰

Direct journeys will now be possible from:

  • Heathrow/Reading to Abbey Wood

  • Shenfield to Paddington. No changing at Liverpool Street needed, what a dream ๐Ÿ’œ

โ˜๏ธ Some trains may continue to terminate at Paddington and Liverpool Street National Rail stations. For onward journeys, just hop off and on from the same platform, at any station in the central section.

Additionally, the Elizabeth line will start to run every day of the week, Sundays included ๐Ÿ˜ There will also be more trains running per hour, with services extending after 11pm.


Phase 3 is on track to open by May 2023 - where all routes are up and running, connected into one seamless network. There will be 24 trains per hour (every 2.5 minutes) running through the central section during peak hours. Viva forever, we’ll be waiting...

We’re giving you everything, all that joy can bring

All the station information, we mean! We are rolling out improved station information for the eastern and western branches. This includes exit information, step-free routing, transfer times and platform names. Keep an eye out for this - we know that's what you really really want ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Trust it, use it, prove it, try it now

Let's show you how good we are – it’s already in the app! Plan a trip and see how Phase 2 will speed up your commute.


Tap on a trip to see all the up-to-date details, including best carriage information. 


Friendship never ends ๐Ÿ’œ

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