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Elizabeth line’s delayed Bond Street station to open on 24 October | TfL

Transport for London has announced that the Elizabeth Line’s delayed Bond Street station will open on October 24.

The station, which provides direct access to the West End and shopping district on high-capacity trains from outside the capital, will open five months after the remainder of the Trans-London line became operational in May.

Major construction problems led to it being decided in 2018 to open the line before Bond Street was completed, but TfL has reduced delays since problems surfaced with the £19 billion Crossrail project.

The station will open two weeks before direct services start from east and west of the capital on November 6, with passengers currently changing trains to continue on Elizabeth Line trains in Paddington to Reading or Liverpool Street to Shenfield.

The frequency of train services will also increase every three to four minutes later this year.

The station will open the day before Transportation Commissioner Andy Byford departs TfL.

Byford said: “Bond Street was of course the site of the station that Her Majesty the Queen visited during construction in 2016 to celebrate the railway’s renaming in her honour.

The station will be the crown jewel of transportation provision in the West End. It is truly stunning and will provide a very important new link to one of the UK’s busiest shopping areas, allowing more connection to jobs and leisure for people across London and the South East.”

Escalators at the new Bond Street station. Photo: TfL/PA

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said the station was an “amazing addition to this transformative line”, adding: “It will help get people back into the world-class public transport network, encourage people to get the most out of the capital and support businesses across the city.”

More than 45 million trips have been made through the Elizabeth Line since it opened in May. The final schedule, with all-inclusive rides and up to 24 trains per hour at rush hour in central London, is set to begin by May next year.

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