A new line for London

The Elizabeth line will stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

The new railway — currently being built by Crossrail Ltd — will stop at 41 accessible stations, 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded, and is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.

On 31 August 2018, Crossrail Ltd announced that more time is needed to complete the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood.