Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station gets opening date

The Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station is set to open on Monday, October 24

The Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station will open on Monday, October 24 - subject to final approvals.

This final Elizabeth line station will provide a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK with entrances at Hanover Square and Davies Street. It will also relieve congestion at Oxford Circus station.

The station will soon be transferred to London Underground, which will operate the station in the heart of the West End. 

London Underground will conclude its familiarisation and final trials before welcoming the first Elizabeth line customers in just four weeks. 

From October 24 two new ticket halls will lead passengers to the 255-metre long Elizabeth line platforms. 

The new station is step free from street to train with two lifts, further enhancing accessibility on the Elizabeth line and across the Transport for London network. 

The station will accommodate nearly 140,000 Elizabeth line passengers daily, contributing to an overall station capacity of 225,000 across the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines. 

Bond Street will start with a train service every five minutes. There will be no service on Sunday, October 30, but from Sunday, November 6, trains will be every three to four minutes, seven days a week.  

Millions of passengers are already using the Elizabeth line with more than 45 million journeys being made across the whole line, since the railway opened in May this year. 

Around half of those - 22 million journeys - were carried out in the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

Thursday, September 22 saw around 276,000 journeys completed in the central section, the highest daily number to date.

Beside the Bond Street station entrance on Hanover Square is Medici Courtyard which will become the first public courtyard to open in Mayfair for more than a century. 

This area of public realm was transformed by Westminster City Council as part of the Elizabeth line development in collaboration with adjacent property owners and developers.  

From Sunday, November 6 the lines from Reading, Heathrow, and Shenfield will connect with the central tunnels of the Elizabeth line - opening up new direct journeys across the capital.

Customers from Heathrow, Reading and Shenfield will then be able to go directly to Bond Street without having to change trains at Paddington or Liverpool Street mainline stations.  

Queen Elizabeth II visited Paddington’s Elizabeth line station in May to mark the completion of the new railway. During her visit, she officially unveiled a plaque to celebrate the completion of the line named in her honour.  

Andy Byford, London’s Transport commissioner, said: “When we opened the brilliant central section of the Elizabeth line earlier this year, I promised that Bond Street station would open this autumn and I am extremely pleased that Londoners and visitors will be able to use this magnificent station from 24 October.   

“The new Elizabeth line station at Bond Street will be the jewel in the crown of the West End’s transport provision. 

“It is truly spectacular and will provide a highly significant new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK, enabling even further connectivity to jobs and leisure for people across London and the South-east. 

“I can’t wait to see people using this beautiful, spacious-step-free station. It will be yet another huge moment for transport in London and the bright future for city that lies ahead.”  

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, added: “Millions have already travelled on the Elizabeth line, and the opening of a station at Bond Street will help draw people back on to our world-class public transport network, encourage people to make the most of the capital and support businesses across the city. It will also provide a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in Europe as retailers anticipate the ‘golden quarter’ ahead of the festive period.

“The opening of the Elizabeth line has been a landmark moment, not just for London but for the entire country. As London continues to recover from the pandemic, it’s vital that we encourage people back on to public transport and out into our city in order to help build a cleaner, greener and more prosperous London for everyone.”

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