From 6 November 2022, the Elizabeth line will connect lines from Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield.
In addition, Sunday services and later evening services through central London will commence, meaning that travellers will be able to use the central section of the railway seven days a week.
Integration of Elizabeth line services from the east and west
From 6 November, the next phase of opening the Elizabeth line will integrate services from the east and west into the new central tunnels and stations bringing additional benefits to those travelling to and from the east and west.
This connection brings the three railways together and enables services from Reading and Heathrow in the West through to Abbey Wood and from Shenfield in the East, through to Paddington.
The service in the central stations between Paddington and Whitechapel will be 22 trains per hour during the peak and 16 trains per hour off-peak times.
The integrated service means that a Sunday service in the central stations can commence at this point, meaning there will be a seven-day service across the entire Elizabeth line.
The new Bond Street Elizabeth line station is set to open ahead of the new services on the railway. The step-free station will provide a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK, Oxford/Regent/Bond Street and relieve congestion at Oxford Circus station.
The last weekday services will be at:
- 23:59 – eastbound from Paddington Elizabeth line station towards Abbey Wood
- 00:22 – eastbound from Paddington Elizabeth line station towards Shenfield
- 23:58 – westbound from Abbey Wood
State of the art trains
The Elizabeth line features state of the art trains, with walk-through carriages, space for 1,500 people, air-conditioning and WiFi. Safety of travellers is supported by CCTV and live travel information for service updates.
The new line is environmentally efficient and helps fast, lower carbon travel from the South East to central London.
All Elizabeth line stations are step free from street to platform, including Ilford which recently opened three new lifts providing step-free access to all platforms for the first time ever since the station’s opening in 1839, significantly improving access to Elizabeth line services for all passengers.
Staying in Reading & Maidenhead
With London so easily accessible, there are many benefits to staying at a House of Fisher serviced apartment. Offering a true ‘home from home’ experience with 30% more space than a typical hotel room, they are bigger than comparable London serviced apartments and available at a significantly lower cost.
House of Fisher is proud to operate serviced apartments within walking distance of two stations on the Elizabeth line; Reading and Maidenhead. Offering two properties in Reading centre, our flagship 100 Kings Road aparthotel and City Wall House aparthotel, which range from studios through to three bedroom apartments, along with our property, Athena Court serviced apartments in Maidenhead which offers two bedroom apartments.
If you have any upcoming corporate or leisure accommodation requirements contact our reservations team on 01189 514151.