Elizabeth line to see four-day closure over Easter

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.

Abbey Wood station will see no Elizabeth line service all weekend.

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.

Shutters will be down

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…



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One thought on “Elizabeth line to see four-day closure over Easter

  • Safety must comes first at all times. So I am sure passengers on the Elizabeth Line will appreciate this. As long as the improved timetable is implemented providing more trains and faster joinery times from May.
    The Elizabeth Line is already a success just need to see more bus service improvements linking more areas by bus to the Stations at Abbey Wood and Woolwich as some areas still do not have links.


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