Elizabeth line opening is great for London and a game changer for Canary Wharf
5th May 2022
5 May 2022
- Canary Wharf station, Crossrail Place, opens on Tuesday 24 May 2022
- Elizabeth line will add capacity for up to 342,000 more passengers every day and will run 12 trains per hour in each direction –one train every 5 minutes
- Elizabeth line adds to Canary Wharf’s great transportation connectivity so more people can enjoy its unique offer
Canary Wharf Group (“CWG”), the UK’s largest sustainable developer, is delighted that TfL has announced this morning that the Elizabeth line will open on Tuesday 24 May. The opening represents a new era for connectivity in London between East and West.
The line transforms public transport capacity and reduces journey times adding capacity for up to 342,000 more passengers every day. It will connect Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street in 6 minutes, Paddington in 16 minutes and Heathrow Airport in 39 minutes. Trains will run from Canary Wharf west to Paddington and east to Abbey Wood. In total, an extra 1.5 million will be able to get to Canary Wharf within 45 minutes
Commuters and visitors will benefit from increased capacity at peak times, air conditioning and Wi-Fi, wheelchair spaces, luggage spaces, and a mix of metro and main-line type seats. The Elizabeth line will also reduce pressure on other lines in London and get you to Canary Wharf and home more quickly.
Shobi Khan, CEO, Canary Wharf Group said: “The Elizabeth line is great for London and a game changer for Canary Wharf. This state-of-the-art new line is an incredible engineering achievement and Canary Wharf Group is proud to have played its part, delivering the spectacular Canary Wharf station building with new restaurants, bars and cafes and one of London’s largest green roof gardens.”
“The Elizabeth line will add capacity for up to 342,000 more passengers every day and connect Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street in 6 minutes, Paddington in 16 minutes and Heathrow Airport in 39 minutes. The Elizabeth line will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes’ travel to Canary Wharf.”
“The Elizabeth line adds to Canary Wharf’s great transportation connectivity so more Londoners can enjoy its extraordinary environment – over 300 amazing restaurants, bars and shops, 20 acres of parks and gardens, 5 km of water side boardwalks, 2,500 award winning homes to buy and rent, sustainable and flexible workspaces for any business, and the largest public art collection in the UK – It’s All Here.”