Elizabeth line stations

New stations in central London

The new Elizabeth line stations are easy to navigate and accessible for everyone. The team at Bond Street are working hard to open the station to Elizabeth line customers later in 2022.

Each station has its own, distinct character, conceived by different architects to reflect the environment and heritage of the local area.

Yet they all share the same features at platform level that give customers a consistent experience, such as:

  • Platform edge screens - a safety barrier that helps to keep the platform cool and provides lighting, signs, speakers and CCTV
  • Passenger information above each door - showing departing services
  • Signs designed to be easily legible, with clear, accessible language helped by symbols
  • Newly-designed seating

In the areas outside stations, features such as forecourts, plazas and wider pavements create pedestrian friendly, accessible spaces.

elizabeth line platform at tottenham court road
art work at farringdon elizabeth line station

Existing stations

We refurbished many of the existing stations that are now served by the Elizabeth line. Alongside Network Rail, we:

  • Built new station buildings and improved others with features like brighter and more spacious ticket halls and waiting areas
  • Created step-free access at every station with new lifts and footbridges (Ilford will be step free in summer 2022)
  • Refurbished waiting rooms and toilets as well as platform shelters and canopies
  • Added platform enhancements such asnew signage, help points, information screens and CCTV
ilford station gates

Liverpool Street to Shenfield

What's been done so far

  • Restored the station building and redecorated throughout to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Refurbished the ticket office and installed new digital information screens
  • Installed new ticket machines and ticket gates to help make journeys easier
  • Refurbished the waiting rooms and toilets
  • Made the station more accessible with new ticket office windows and accessible toilets
  • Installed a water fountain and added new benches on the platforms
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's been done so far

  • Restored the station building and redecorated throughout to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Refurbished the ticket office and installed new digital information screens
  • Installed new ticket machines and ticket gates to help make journeys easier
  • Refurbished the waiting room and installed a new waiting shelter
  • Made the station more accessible with new ticket office windows and an accessible toilet
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's been done so far

  • Refurbished the station building and improved lighting to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Refurbished the ticket office and installed new ticket machines and digital information screens
  • Installed new lifts to provide step-free access from the street to platforms 1,2 and 3
  • Refurbished the waiting shelter on platform 1 and added new benches on platforms
  • Made the station more accessible with new ticket office windows and an accessible toilet
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's next

  • A new lift offering step-free access from the street to platform 4

What's been done so far

  • Restored the station building and redecorated throughout to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Installed two new lifts providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • Installed new ticket machines at both entrances to help make journeys easier
  • Refurbished the ticket office and installed new digital information screens
  • Made the station more accessible with new ticket office windows and an accessible toilet
  • Refurbished the waiting rooms and toilets and added new benches on the platforms
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's been done so far

  • Restored the station building and redecorated throughout to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Installed new lifts for step-free access from the street to platforms 2,3 and 4
  • Installed new ticket machines and ticket gates to help make journeys easier
  • Installed a new waiting shelter, benches on the platforms and an accessible toilet
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's been done so far

  • Restored the station building and redecorated throughout to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Refurbished the ticket hall with new ticket gates and ticket machines
  • Refurbished the waiting rooms and added new benches on the platforms
  • Refurbished the toilets and made them accessible
  • Installed four new lifts providing step-free access to platforms

What's been done so far

  • Created a new entrance from York Road with ticket gates, digital information screens and a new ticket machine
  • Created a new entrance on Ilford Hill
  • Redecorated throughout to make the station cleaner and brighter
  • Refurbished the waiting room with USB ports for phone charging
  • Added new benches on the platforms
  • Refurbished the toilets
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's next

  • A new station entrance on Cranbrook Road
  • Three new lifts to provide step-free access to platforms

What's been done so far

  • Installed a new footbridge and lifts to provide step-free access from street level to all platforms
  • Refurbished the ticket hall and installed new digital information screens and ticket machines
  • Refurbished the platforms and added new benches
  • Installed a new accessible toilet

What's been done so far

  • Refurbished the station entrance and installed new ticket gates and ticket machines
  • Installed three new lifts providing step-free access from street to all platforms
  • Refurbished the platforms and added new benches
  • Installed new digital information screens
  • Installed a new accessible toilet

What's been done so far

  • Redecorated all platforms and added new benches
  • Installed new ticket machines
  • Refurbished the toilets
  • Extended and refurbished platforms for the new, longer trains

What's next

  • A major rebuild of the existing station entrance and a new south entrance with a ticket hall and ticket gates
  • New lifts to provide step-free access to platforms
  • New accessible toilet on platform 5

What's been done so far

  • Created a brighter and more open ticket hall with new, digital information screens and accessible ticket office windows
  • Built a footbridge and installed lifts providing step-free access from street level to all platforms
  • Refurbished the waiting shelters and added new benches to platforms
  • Constructed a new accessible toilet

What's been done so far

  • Created a new platform (platform 6)
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

Paddington to Heathrow and Reading

What's been done so far

  • Created a new ticket hall with a line of gates
  • Added lifts - the station is step-free
  • Built a covered, accessible footbridge with lifts serving all platforms
  • Installed new customer information screens
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's been done so far

  • Installed a lift to all platforms providing step-free access
  • Added an accessible ticket window in the new ticket hall
  • Added new ticket machines and digital information screens
  • Added new benches on the platforms
  • Improved cycle facilities outside the station
  • Refurbished toilets
  • Converted the old ticket office at platform level into a retail facility and waiting area

What's next

  • Complete subway refurbishment

What's been done so far

The station now has four new lifts, making it step-free to all platforms and other forms of transport.

We've also created a new, more spacious ticket hall with:

  • Improved customer information screens
  • More ticket office windows and ticket vending machines
  • More automatic ticket gates

Beyond the ticket hall we have:

  • Opened a new waiting room on platform 3
  • Installed new canopy extensions on platforms 2/3 and 4

What's next

  • New toilets

What's been done so far

  • New digital information screens installed
  • Two new lifts built, providing step-free access from street to platform
  • Ticket office and platforms refurbished
  • A new Sunday service introduced - every 30 minutes between 09:00 and 21:00
  • A new waiting room created on platform 2 and a waiting room refurbished on platform 3
  • Existing toilet refurbished and a new accessible toilet added

What's been done so far

  • A new, more spacious ticket hall opened, with new ticket gates
  • Three new lifts and a new footbridge created for step-free access to platforms
  • New ticket machines and digital information screens installed
  • New benches added to the platforms and a new waiting shelter on platform 4 and 5
  • Platforms extended for the new, longer trains
  • New toilets opened

What's been done so far

  • Refurbished waiting rooms and new benches on the platforms
  • A new station building, with new ticket hall, ticket office and ticket gates and a new accessible toilet
  • Three new lifts providing step-free access to all platforms
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains

What's been done so far

  • Added new benches on the platforms
  • Installed new ticket machines
  • Installed three new lifts and a new footbridge for step-free access to all platforms
  • Refurbished the station building and a opened a new ticket hall, ticket office and ticket gates
  • Added new south entrance with ticket gates
  • Refurbished toilets and waiting room
  • Installed new digital information screens

What's been done so far

  • Improvements to the ticket hall
  • A new lift to platform 1
  • Extended platforms for the longer trains
  • New platform canopies to accommodate overhead line equipment
  • New signs, help points, customer information screens and CCTV

Reading station required relatively little work to prepare for Elizabeth line service.

What's been done so far

  • Improved ticket gates at the southern entrance
  • Extended platforms 2 to 5 for the longer trains
  • Cut back station canopies to accommodate overhead line equipment
  • Add new signs, help points, customer information screens and CCTV

What's been done so far:

  • A new station building with a ticket hall and ticket gates
  • Three new lifts and a new footbridge providing step-free access to platforms
  • Refurbished toilets and waiting rooms
  • New ticket machines and digital information screens
  • New benches on the platforms

What's been done so far

  • Ticket hall and ticket office refurbished
  • New ticket gates installed at the south entrance
  • The waiting room refurbished and new benches added to the platforms
  • Three new lifts and a footbridge installed to create step-free access to platforms

Twyford station required relatively little work to prepare for Elizabeth line service.

West Drayton is now step free to its main platforms after new lifts opened to customers.

What's been done so far

  • Refurbished the ticket hall and installed new ticket machines and digital information screens
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains
  • A footbridge and three new lifts provide step-free access to all standard operating platforms
  • A bigger, step-free station entrance with new ticket gates
  • Refurbished platform waiting room and toilet facilities
  • A fourth lift provides step-free access to platform 1 - this is only used when there's a disruption

What's been done so far

  • Refurbished ticket hall with a line of new gates
  • New lifts offering step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • New customer information screens
  • Extended platforms for the new, longer trains