Transport for London are to close Elizabeth line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood for four days over Easter.
As covered on this site previously the measure is to upgrade software and test systems before frequency improvements are introduced in May.
Services will cease every day between Good Friday on 7th April and Easter Monday on the 10th.
Upon the completion of those upgrades the network will see frequency increases from 22 trains per hour to 24 and removal of “operational restrictions” which in turn will speed up journeys.
One particular difference will be speeding up journeys from the west of London into the core at Paddington.
That should then see the final hurdle surpassed for the network as originally envisaged. It’s taken some time, delays and cost overruns but proved to be an enormous success.
So then, when’s the trains being lengthened…