Elizabeth line service increase on Canary Wharf branch confirmed

Transport for London have confirmed that service improvements pencilled in for May will go ahead as planned.

The move follows closure of the line over four days during Easter for a software upgrade which will increase train services across the line.

The Abbey Wood branch running via Canary Wharf is set to see an increase in peak time trains bringing services back to where they were from May 2022 until they were reduced when services beyond the core commenced.

Woolwich will see a service increase

Services will be back to every five minutes. Easter’s software upgrade will also see further trains to Heathrow and eliminate the frustrating wait outside Paddington when heading east towards central London.

This is effectively the final upgrade for the project bringing services up to the maximum of 24 trains per hour through the central core from Paddington to Whitechapel.

Whitechapel station

There’s no commitment to other improvements down the line, but hopefully services can run later into the night in future. The last trains from central London to Abbey Wood remain early compared to other forms of transport.

With trains from Abbey Wood now getting busy even by Custom House, when will we see longer trains?

Whitechapel station taken this past weekend

It wont be soon, but the network is future proofed for 11-car trains. It currently runs with nine car.

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