Industry

24 OCT 2022

ELIZABETH LINE’S BOND STREET STATION NOW OPEN

The doors to the brand-new Bond Street Elizabeth line station have opened today (Monday, October 24).

Bond Street station is set to further improve travel across London and the South-east by providing a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in Europe ahead of the festive period. 

From Monday, October 24 there will be a train service every five minutes, increasing to every three to four minutes at peak times from Sunday, November 6.

There will be no service on Sunday, October 30, but a week later the Elizabeth line will run services seven days a week. 

The opening of Bond Street, which has entrances at Davies Street and Hanover Square, completes the central section of the Elizabeth line as the last of the 10 new stations to open. 

The new station is step-free from street to train with two lifts to street level, further enhancing accessibility across the Transport for London network. 

The station is set to accommodate nearly 140,000 Elizabeth line passenger journeys daily.

This will more than double the number of people currently using Bond Street station to visit the area – providing a boost to businesses and easing congestion at nearby stations. 

The station will also increase the connectivity of the Elizabeth line with the Central and Jubilee lines through new interchanges. 

Two brand new ticket halls lead passengers to the Elizabeth line platforms at the new station.

The escalator at the Hanover Square entrance is the longest escalator on the Elizabeth line at 60 metres long, and the second longest on the TfL network, just one metre behind the escalators at Angel Underground station. 

Since opening on May 24, the Elizabeth line has seen more than 27 million journeys on the central section and more than 54 million journeys in total. 

London’s transport commissioner, Andy Byford, was joined by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Transport, Katherine Fletcher MP, to welcome some of the first customers at the new station. 

Byford said: “This new station is the jewel in the crown of the West End’s transport provision. It is truly spectacular. 

“I promised that Bond Street would open in autumn, and we have delivered on that promise. It is now set to serve as a significant new link to one of the most popular shopping districts in Europe, just in time for the busy festive period this year.”

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