- The Elizabeth line is open through central London, connecting all the way across the capital from Heathrow Airport and Reading to Shenfield and Abbey Wood.
- Trains run from 6.30am to 11pm from Monday to Saturday, but central London does not currently have Sunday service on the Elizabeth line.
- You can use your Oyster or contactless payment card for most journeys on the Elizabeth line.
Where does the Elizabeth line go?
The Elizabeth line runs through central London and goes to Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. To reach stations beyond central London, you’ll need to change at Paddington or Liverpool Street until autumn 2022. After that, the trains will run straight through from end to end.
Bond Street station is not yet open on the Elizabeth line, but Transport for London expects it to be added to the line later in 2022.
What is there to do along the Elizabeth line?
Tottenham Court Road
- Request a song to be played by the live performers at The Piano Works.
- Admire its unique architecture and check out the films, theatre shows and art galleries on offer at the Barbican.
- Take a ride through the narrow underground tunnels on Mail Rail and see the interesting exhibits at The Postal Museum.
- Shop 'til you drop at Westfield Stratford City, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe.
- Dance along to ABBA songs as digital "ABBAtars" perform at ABBA Voyage.
- Get into the spirit of the 2012 Olympic Games with a tour around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, before sliding down the winding ArcelorMittal Orbit.
- Learn about London’s shipping and seafaring history at the Museum of London Docklands.
- Immerse yourself in nature at Crossrail Place Roof Garden.
- Tap into south-east London's creative pulse at Woolwich Works, a historic building that once housed a fireworks factory, a theatre and the Royal Artillery Band.
When does the Elizabeth line run?
Elizabeth line trains arrive every five minutes (12 trains an hour) from 6.30am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday.
The Elizabeth line section through central London does not have service on Sundays, but a Sunday timetable is set to be introduced at a later date.
Can I use an Oyster or contactless payment card on the Elizabeth line?
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Are stations on the Elizabeth line accessible?
Every Elizabeth line station has step-free access between the street and the platform, except for Ilford which is in the process of becoming step-free and is expected to be completed in summer 2022. Free toilets are available at many stations, but some are inside the ticket barriers. Station staff are available for assistance from the first train to the last train.
Find more information about the Elizabeth line on the Transport for London website.