Major Elizabeth Line timetable changes will speed up your journey even more

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  • March 9, 2023
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A new timetable for the upgraded Elizabeth Line has been released, with some major changes passengers are sure to be pleased with. 

The Elizabeth Line has been running since May 2022 and has already seen a huge increase in travellers

The line stretches all the way from Reading, in Berkshire, to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in Essex.

Upgrades since opening have meant commuters have gradually enjoyed improved journeys. 

A new timetable released by Transport for London (TfL) which runs from May 21, 2023 shows further benefits are still to come.

Passengers will be able to go from Shenfield to Heathrow Airport uninterrupted for the first time according to the release from TfL.

The timetable features through trains between the two destinations the need to change at Paddington. 

While there will only be two an hour, it will save you around four to five minutes per trip. 

The first westbound train from Paddington will leave six minutes earlier from at 4.36am to Heathrow Terminal 5. 

It will arrive 10 minutes earlier, at 4.42am, instead of 4.52am, which will help speed up your journey. 

There will also be a bit of a speed up from Shenfield and Stratford of around two minutes, before journey times balance out to be the same as before after passing through tunnels on the way to Paddington. 

Since November 2022, the service has operated 22 trains an hour at peak times, increasing to 24 in May.  

While the journey times between Abbey Wood and Paddington are mainly the same, the number of trains will increase. 

Passengers will see trains go from every six minutes, to every 5 minutes.

It’ll definitely help improve with rush hour numbers as each train can carry around 1,500 people. 

The key change will see the temporary pause in service vanish for travellers heading to Paddington.

This means, for example, a trip from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Bond Street which takes 44 will drop down to just 27 – pretty speedy. 

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