UK-based Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the Elizabeth line, designed to improve travel across London and the South East, is set to open on May 24, 2022
Initially, the line will be operated as three separate railways with services from Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield, which connect to the central tunnels this autumn.
Elizabeth’s signposts will continue to open online in the coming weeks as part of preparations to begin customer service.
The new line, which is awaiting final safety approvals, provides additional capacity and improves accessibility with major new stations and trains. It is expected to add around £ 42 billion to the UK economy.
TfL will also unveil an updated map of the metro and railways to uncover new central stations that will connect to the rest of its network.
According to TfL, the Elizabeth line will run with 12 trains per hour between Paddington and Abbey Wood.
He will also rebrand all services between Reading and Heathrow to Paddington and Shenfield to Liverpool Street from TfL Rail to the Elizabeth Line.
The TfL Go application and Journey Planner and Journey Planner can be used by passengers to plan their trips on the Elizabeth line.
TfL Commissioner Andy Byford said: “We are using the last few weeks to continue to build on the reliability of the railroad and prepare the Elizabeth Line to meet customers.
“The opening day will be a truly historic moment for the capital and the United Kingdom, and we look forward to showing just a stunning addition to our network.”
The new railway is expected to connect stations such as Paddington with Canary Wharf within 17 minutes.
In addition, TfL plans to make changes to 14 bus routes to improve connections to Elizabeth’s lines in east and south-east London.