Elizabeth Line to begin services without Bond Street station open

After years of speculation Crossrail have confirmed that Bond Street station will not open with the rest of the line.

In an update today it was revealed that the opening be be “decoupled”, or delayed to the rest of us.

Bond Street has long been the subject of delay and problems. Other stations had issues too such as Whitechapel, but the three year delay in opening saw completion. Not so at Bond Street.

Walkway to Canary Wharf station

Canary Wharf is also yet to be handed over. The station was the first to begin and “complete”, yet it still hasn’t finished. It’s due to be handed over “within weeks”.

As reported this past week, thousands of volunteers will soon ride trains and simulate evacuations. Key software was introduced for trains and signalling over Christmas.


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4 thoughts on “Elizabeth Line to begin services without Bond Street station open

  • The late opening of Bond Street isn’t too much of a problem as long as the rest of the line through Central London is running, anyone for Bond Street can change onto the Central Line or local bus services at Tottenham Court Road for Bond Street,Oxford Street and Marble Arch. Oxford Circus is walking distance for most people from Tottenham Court Road.

  • That’s worrying. None of the Crossrail stations I have encountered permit access to the platforms.

  • Glad to see the light at end of the Elizabeth lone tunnel. But still south east London is the Cinderella as far as Underground or Overground lines. Bromley, Beckenham and Hayes arre all sadly lacking any such facilites.


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