Rail Provision Update: Elizabeth Line

Theresa has been informed that the next stage of the Elizabeth line will go ahead on Sunday 6th November.

Changes taking place on 6th November will see passengers benefit from reduced journey times, additional capacity, greater accessibility, and better connectivity to jobs, opportunities, and leisure across London and the Southeast, as well as:

  • Sunday services – passengers will be able to travel on the Elizabeth line 7 days per week for the first time.
  • Higher-frequency running – services in the central section between Paddington and Whitechapel will increase from the current 12 trains per hour to up to 22 trains per hour in peak times and 16 trains per hour during off-peak times.
  • Services connecting Heathrow Airport directly to central London – journeys to and from Heathrow from places like Farringdon and Canary Wharf will take as little as 36 and 45 minutes respectively on the weekend and 40 and 51 minutes on weekdays. 

The final timetable, bringing full end-to-end journeys and up to 24 trains per hour during the peak between Paddington and Whitechapel, is on track to be in place by May 2023.