According to Transport for London, the opening of the Crossrail connection from Heathrow to downtown London and beyond is scheduled for 6th November.
The Elizabeth Line will begin using the new city tunnels as of this date. Heathrow Crossrail trains run to and from Paddington till then.
From Heathrow, passengers will have the option of traveling all the way to Abbey Wood in Kent in the east. The ExCeL exhibition center’s link with Heathrow will open the day before World Travel Market, and services to Abbey Wood will stop at Custom House, which is located outside ExCeL.
From Shenfield in Essex, passengers will be able to travel west all the way to Paddington, where they may change for trains to Heathrow or Reading on the same platform.
TFL stated: “People landing at Heathrow airport will now be able to travel straight through central London to areas such as Farringdon and Canary Wharf in as little as 36 and 45 minutes respectively on the weekend and 40 and 51 minutes respectively during the week.”
The Elizabeth Line will operate seven days a week, including Sunday services for the first time, thanks to the expansion of services beginning on 6th November.
Heathrow’s chief business officer, Ross Baker, stated: “This is a huge step in boosting rail connections to the UK’s hub airport directly linking Canary Wharf with Heathrow by rail for the first time.
“This gives our passengers and colleagues more choices to travel sustainably between Heathrow and London. I am delighted Heathrow will continue to be at the heart of a growing integrated transport network and our passengers and colleagues will reap the benefits.”
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