The final Elizabeth line station will open in Bond Street on Monday the 24th October, upon the completion of final approvals. This station opening will represent a further transformation to the transformation of travel across London and the South East, creating better travel links for those looking to enjoy a main shopping district before the upcoming festive period.
This new station will accommodate an estimated 140,000 Elizabeth line passengers daily, contributing to an overall station capacity of 225,000 across the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines. The station will add to the existing roster of step free infrastructure across the TfL network, accommodating this massive influx of passengers whilst enhancing the accessibility across the line. Bond Street’s station will include two brand new spacious ticket halls, with an abundance of natural light leading passengers to the 255-metre-long Elizabeth line platforms.
Adding to the existing demand for the Elizabeth Line, Bond Street will start with a train service every five minutes with a day of closure on Sunday 30th October. Upon the station’s return to normal passenger travel, from Sunday 6th November, services will see a maximised line capacity with a reduction in waiting times to trains departing every three to four minutes, seven days a week. With millions of passengers already utilising the Elizabeth line daily, the addition of Bond Street station will drastically enhance the passenger experience, adding to the existing 45 million journeys that have been conducted throughout the line since the railway opened in May this year.
From Sunday 6 November, the lines from Reading, Heathrow, and Shenfield will connect with the central tunnels of the Elizabeth line - opening new direct journeys across the capital and providing a huge boost to the West End as it continues to recover from the pandemic and gears up for the busy festive period. Customers from Heathrow, Reading and Shenfield will then be able to go directly to Bond Street without having to change trains at Paddington or Liverpool Street mainline stations.
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.”
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