Elizabeth Line to Reading will not connect to London Underground for almost two years

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Travelers hoping for a direct route to central London will wait even longer after Transport for London announced that the Elizabeth Line will initially split into three sections.

long awaited cross rail the project is set to connect Read and Heathrow Airport hit central London in the west and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, but with little delay.

Elizabeth Line trains they are running away from London Paddington with Reading Station town and four others since December 2019 Added to the London Underground map.

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But now Transport for London (TfL) announced Elizabeth Line Services from Reading and Heathrow, as well as Shenfield in Essex, will not connect with the central tunnels until 2023.

Bosses at TfL said they are on track to open the line between Paddington and Abbey Wood in the first half of 2022, but other parts of the route will follow later.

The changes are aimed at “delivering Elizabeth Line’s core benefits sooner than anticipated.”

The revised plans will see services from Reading and Heathrow to Abbey Wood and Shenfield to Paddington opening as early as fall 2022, with full end-to-end services timetable by May 2023.

The plans are from stations on existing TfL Railway lines east and west, Reading and slowwill have to switch from one Elizabeth Line train to another from the line’s opening in mid-2022 to May 2023.

When the train line opens in 2022, it will open on three expected routes:

1. Reading/Heathrow Airport to Paddington (existing mainline station)

2. Paddington (new Elizabeth Line station) to Liverpool Street (new Elizabeth Line station) to Abbey Wood

3. Liverpool Street (current mainline station) to Shenfield

The trial run will take place on the line from November at the earliest, and this will be the last stage in the process before normal services begin.

According to TfL’s travel planning, it will take just 64 minutes to get from Reading Station in central London to Whitechapel Station once the Elizabeth Line is in service.

When the Crossrail project began, the train line was originally scheduled to open in 2018, but this was later changed to July 2022 and now TfL has said that the project will be completed by May 2023 at the latest.

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