New trains for Elizabeth line to run in December

Fri 8 November 2019, 1:18 pm

New Elizabeth line trains connecting London and Reading will start running in December, marking the next step in the delivery of the major transport connection.

The trains will run on the stopping services between Paddington Mainline and Reading from December 15, and will be operated by Transport for London (TfL) Rail. The frequency of trains between these two stations will be retained, so there will be four stopping trains per hour at peak times and two at off-peak periods.

When completed the Elizabeth line will connect towns in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire running through the centre of the capital to south-east London and Essex.

For the first time customers will be able to use pay as you go with contactless across the entire route from Paddington to Reading. Contactless ticketing will come into effect from 2 January, and until then regular ticketing rules apply.

Station improvement work is being delivered by TfL and Network Rail at stations between Paddington Mainline and Reading. This includes lifts providing step-free access, new station entrances, improved customer information systems, signs and waiting rooms.

At Langley and Taplow stations, new passenger bridges across the tracks have been added, and at Iver station three lift shafts have been installed – the stations are due to become step-free by March 2020.

We hope you can join us on 26 February for WOW London 2020, to discuss topics affecting growth in West London and the Thames Valley. For more details about the event head to: www.wow-london.net

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