Transport for London have announced that Bond Street’s Elizabeth line station is set to open on the 24th of October, subject to final approvals.
The new station is expected to completely transform travel across London and the South East by providing a direct link to one of the busiest shopping districts in all of Europe ahead of an eagerly anticipated festive period.
Upon its opening on the 24th, passengers will be able to enjoy an abundance of natural light in two brand new ticket halls that will lead them to the more than 250 metre-long platforms.
Both entrances to the station will feature columns that “blur the line between the interior and exterior spaces”, helping the station’s general congruence and compatibility.
The station will also be completely step-free from street to train with two lifts further improving accessibility – 140,000 passengers will use the Elizabeth line every single day, contributing to an overall station total of 225,000 when accommodating the Jubilee and Central lines as well.
There won’t be a service on the 30th of October but before and after that trains will be every three-to-five minutes, throughout the week.
Andy Byford, London's Transport Commissioner, said: “When we opened the brilliant central section of the Elizabeth line earlier this year, I promised that Bond Street station would open this autumn and I am extremely pleased that Londoners and visitors will be able to use this magnificent station from 24 October.
“Bond Street was of course the station site that Her Majesty the Queen visited during construction in 2016 to mark the renaming of the railway in her honour. It was also our honour that Her Majesty graced us with her presence earlier this year to mark the completion of the railway.
“The new Elizabeth line station at Bond Street will be the jewel in the crown of the West End's transport provision. It is truly spectacular and will provide a highly significant new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK, enabling even further connectivity to jobs and leisure for people across London and the South East.
“I can't wait to see people using this beautiful, spacious-step-free station. It will be yet another huge moment for transport in London and the bright future for city that lies ahead.”
The station is soon to be transferred to London Underground, who will finish their familiarisation and final trials before the first Elizabeth line customers are welcomed in just four short weeks.