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Elizabeth Line

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 14th April 2020.

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

Currently, TfL suggests that the new Elizabeth line will run four trains per hour from Hanwell and West Ealing stations.  This is significantly fewer than you have previously stated (six per hour at Hanwell; ten per hour at West Ealing) which was set out in your response to MQ 2017/3713.  Could you please clarify this situation for me?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As Elizabeth line services share track with other national rail services, Transport for London (TfL) is working closely with Network Rail and other operators to agree the final timetable and service frequencies. TfL is reviewing the process that was undertaken in 2016/17 now that there is greater knowledge of how Elizabeth line services can interact with Great Western Railway trains and the growing demand for freight on the route.

TfL intends to enhance the peak time services at Hanwell, West Ealing and Acton Main Line above the four trains per hour that the standard off peak service will provide, and this will be confirmed once the timetable has been developed.

The full timetable will be confirmed closer to the start of services.