Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd May 2022.
The Commissioner has had a long-held target to open the Elizabeth line during the first half of 2022. On Tuesday 3 May, as part of a series of regular meetings that I hold with him and his team, he updated me on progress with the scheme. He explained that he was due to make a final go/no-go decision later that day on whether the Elizabeth line would be ready to start passenger service on 24 May. Later in the day on 3 May, the Commissioner received the final assurances needed from his senior team and project partners and concluded that the line would open on 24 May. I was informed of his decision shortly afterwards.