Search

Tube map featuring new Elizabeth line unveiled to mark one year until launch

PUBLISHED: 14:32 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 19 December 2017

The December 2018 Tube map, with the Elizabeth line highlighted Picture: TfL

The December 2018 Tube map, with the Elizabeth line highlighted Picture: TfL

Transport for London

This is the future of the Tube map, with a bright purple line running through the centre of London.

The Elizabeth line will fully open in December 2019 Picture: Catherine DavisonThe Elizabeth line will fully open in December 2019 Picture: Catherine Davison

The map, due to be used from December 2018, has been released to mark a year until the Elizabeth line comes into operation.

Initially, the line will operate as three services: Paddington (Elizabeth line station) to Abbey Wood, Paddington (mainline station) to Heathrow, and Liverpool Street to Shenfield - the latter currently operating as TfL Rail.

Initially, fifteen trains an hour will run - rising to 24 trains per hour through the central section by May 2019.

It will cut the time it takes to travel across London, including getting from Canary Wharf to Paddington in just 17 minutes.

When complete, Transport for London estimates more than 200 million passengers will travel on the Elizabeth line every year, increasing rail capacity by 10 per cent while reducing congestion on the Tube.

The new stations, which will all be step-free, and travel links are expected to boost the economy by £42 billion.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “It’s truly exciting that in only a year London will see the opening of one of the biggest new transport projects in a generation.

“The new map being unveiled shows how the first phase of the Elizabeth line will connect to key parts of the transport network in the heart of central London, substantially reducing congestion on other key Tube lines as London’s population grows.”

Transport commissioner Mike Brown added: “The Elizabeth line will transform many journeys to work, home, the airport or around London allowing many more people across the south east to enjoy one of the greatest cities in the world. Our customers will soon benefit from the most significant increase in central London’s public transport capacity for decades.”

The timeline is as follows:

May 2018: TfL Rail service opens between Paddington and Heathrow.

December 2018: The Elizabeth line opens, initially operating as three services.

May 2019: Direct services from Paddington to Shenfield and Abbey Wood.

December 2019: The Elizabeth line is fully open, with services running from Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wildlife enthusiasts are calling for “embarrassing” fly-tipping that is blighting marshland in Bexley to be cleared up.

Monday, November 19, 2018

A father has been found not guilty of killing his 10-week-old baby.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Entrepreneur Jo Malone has said her success is down to making “people smile and feel good” as she was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A man who ran over two elderly women with his electric wheelchair was sentenced on Friday, November 16 at Southwark Crown Court.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas 2018 and the Northern Lights are welcomed to Bexleyheath on Saturday, November 17 with a spectacular mix of music and dance from stilt walkers to bhangra dancers, and acoustic artists to fire shows.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Bexley artist has raised her concerns that a revamp of Hall Place will see the death of the art scene in the area.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24