Finally: London’s new £ 19bn Elizabeth line to open on May 24 – Crossrail Arrives!

London’s delayed and over-budget Elizabeth line railway will finally open on Tuesday, May 24, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. Services will initially operate from Mondays to Saturdays, allowing further testing and software updates to take place on Sundays. Crossrail – the project to build the new east-west railway – was due to be completed … Read more

Crossrail is Coming: Frequently Asked Questions about the New Elizabeth Line Opening May 24th

The long-awaited Elizabeth line will finally open on May 24. Here are 10 key questions that have been asked about it and about what impact it will have on transport journeys in London. We’ve got big news! The Elizabeth line will open on Tuesday 24 May 2022 🎉 👏 Reduced journey times, 👏 more transport … Read more

New Crossrail / Elizabeth line documentary is coming to BBC2

A fourth TV series about the construction of the Elizabeth line will be shown on BBC2 in a couple of weeks’ time, covering the final stages ahead of opening the line for passengers. The first two series covered the construction of the Crossrail project, and the third series looked at the work undertaken after the … Read more

Elizabeth Line Day One: Live Updates As It Finally Launches

Photo: Londonist Today’s the day! After many years of planning, construction and delays, the Elizabeth line launches this morning (Tuesday 24 May 2022). 3.5 years after the original December 2018 launch date came and went, there’s A LOT of buzz around London’s newest railway. Don’t know about you, but we were like kids on Christmas … Read more

May 2022: The Most Exciting Month In London Transport History?

Elizabeth line trial operations volunteers crowd onto the platform at Farringdon earlier in 2022 In May 2020, under seven million trips were made on the tube, compared to the usual monthly average of 117 million. TfL was in crisis. Even more crisis than usual. Thanks to the pandemic, London’s transport network fell to its knees … Read more

The Elizabeth Line Launch Date Has Been Announced

We’ve been expecting you. Photo: TfL The launch date for the Elizabeth line * has been announced – it’ll open on Tuesday 24 May. TfL has said that trains will officially start running on the purple line on that date. However, as with all things Crossrail, it’s not that straightforward. Which parts of the Elizabeth … Read more