TFL continue to uphold Good Design and Architecture.

02 February 2022

Good Design on the Elizabeth Line

Transport for London, following the tradition set by Frank Pick between the first and second world wars, and more recently the Jubilee Line extension, has promoted good design in the Elizabeth line stations.  TFL have issued a short video on Design and Architecture of the new line that can be viewed on  YouTube 

Line Opens by Middle of the Year

If you want to visit, it is planned, after years of delay,  that the Elizabeth Line linking Paddington and Abbey Wood across central London will open by the end of June. The full route between Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield will open in stages after the central section.

There are still concerns that there are improvements needed in the reliability of the £1 billion new fleet of 70 trains as well as “fine tuning” to enable it to open.   

TfL commissioner Andy Byford is planning several weeks of “ghost” running of the trains, once all station and train upgrades have been made, to ensure the line can open “flawlessly”. 

The service will initially be 12 trains an hour in the central section, increasing to 24 an hour at peak times by 2023.

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