Bond Street is the last station to open on the central section of the Elizabeth Line.
TfL have announced the opening of the brand-new Bond Street Elizabeth today (24 October 2022), marking the completion of the final new station on the transformational new railway. From today, there will be a train service every five minutes, increasing to every three to four minutes at peak times from Sunday 6 November. There will be no service on Sunday 30 October, but a week later the Elizabeth line will run services seven days a week.
Customers can plan their journeys on the Elizabeth line using the TfL Go app and Journey Planner. Customers will now be able to travel from Bond Street to stations such as Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf in 8 minutes and 15 minutes respectively.
The new Bond Street station is the jewel in crown of the West End’s transport provision and is set to further radically improve travel across London and the South East by providing a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in Europe ahead of the festive period.
Benefits of the new station
The new station is step free from street to train with two lifts to street level, further enhancing accessibility across the TfL network and making central London more accessible. The station is set to accommodate nearly 140,000 Elizabeth line passenger journeys daily. This will more than double the number of people currently using Bond Street station to visit the area – providing a welcome boost to businesses and easing congestion at nearby stations including Oxford Circus. The new station will also increase the connectivity of the Elizabeth line with the Central and Jubilee lines through new interchanges.
The opening of Bond Street completes the central section of the Elizabeth line as the final of 10 new stations to open. As with the other central section stations, Bond Street has its own distinct character that reflects the environment and heritage of the local area in addition to architectural forms and materials that are consistent throughout all the new Elizabeth line stations. British artist Darren Almond has created three abstract artworks for the spaces above and around the new Bond Street station western ticket hall escalators, located at Davies Street. The artworks have been sponsored by Selfridges and the City of London Corporation.
With the next stage of the Elizabeth line opening from Sunday 6 November, customers from Reading and Heathrow will soon be able to travel east to Abbey Wood without changing at Paddington and customers from Shenfield will soon be able to travel to Paddington without changing at Liverpool Street. Journeys to onward destinations, including to Heathrow Airport or stations to Reading, can be made by changing trains on the same platform at Whitechapel. We are working with Network Rail to understand the impact of planned industrial action on the Elizabeth line and customers are advised to check before they travel. The full timetable is on track to be in place by May 2023. This will include full end-to-end journeys, including from Shenfield to Heathrow, and up to 24 trains per hour during the peak between Paddington and Whitechapel.