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Volunteers are heading to Woolwich Crossrail station today to take part in passenger tests in advance of the line opening.
It’s the first of a number of events over the next four weeks to test numerous scenarios on board trains in tunnels. Woolwich will feature heavily.
A large number of people – many of whom are TfL employees – will arrive at the station this morning (Sunday 13 February) to take part.
Today’s test involves a failed train in a tunnel, evacuating passengers who will then walk to Custom House station.
A number of events will be trialled over coming weeks including severe simulation of train disruption and evacuation of passengers.
Upon satisfactory completion of tests, the line will open this spring – though without Bond Street which will open later in the year.
Upon opening the Elizabeth Line will link Woolwich to Canary Wharf in less than 10 minutes and the City in around 15 minutes. Trains will eventually run to Heathrow and Reading.