The new Elizabeth line is finally opening this month after Transport for London (TfL) confirmed the news on Wednesday May 4.
It comes after years of delays and disruption as the new route will begin operating from May 24 of this year.
Crossrail is a capacity enhancement rail project designed to create a rail link that connects east and west London.
The new railway with an estimate cost of £18.7billion will feature trains nearly twice as long as a tube can carry 1,500 passengers.
Its opening comes after nearly four years of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, planning issues and financial spendings.
But as the route is finally set to open, the Elizabeth line will stop at 41 accessible stations once fully operated.
Here is everything you need to know.
What is the Elizabeth line?
It is a new railway for London and the South East.
The route splits off in two directions, running out to Reading and Heathrow in the west and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
In total, the line will stretch over 100km, including 42km of new tunnels.
The line will run through central London, but will connect towns to the east and west of London.
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What stops are on the Elizabeth line?
Once it's fully operated it will stop at 41 accessible stations, with 10 of these completely brand new.
Crossrail estimates that the line will serve around 200million people every year.
The 41 stops include:
- West Drayton
- Hayes & Harlington
- West Ealing
- Ealing Broadway
- Acton Main Line
- Bond Street
- Tottenham Court Road
- Liverpool Street
- Forest Gate
- Manor Park
- Seven Kings
- Chadwell Heath
- Gidea Park
- Harold Wood
- Canary Wharf
- Custom House
- Abbey Wood
- Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 4
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
When will the Elizabeth line open?
It is set to open on May 24 but it won't be fully operational then.
When it opens, the service will run Monday to Saturday from 6.30am to 11pm.
There will be 12 trains an hour, with one showing up every 5 minutes between Paddington and Abbey Wood.
For now, the line will not operate on Sundays but this is expected to change by autumn.
There will be a special service between 8am and 10pm on Sunday 5 June to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
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