Crossrail Frequency

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to MQ 2013/2656 & MQ 2013/2657, and given the considerable interest and concern that local residents along the route have for the future service they should expect from Crossrail; will the Mayor give reassurances to commuters using Hayes & Harlington, Southall, Hanwell, West Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Acton Mainline stations that they too will benefit from increased services at their stations as a result of the extra trains per hour being laid on West of Paddington; and will he confirm to me how many trains will serve each of these stations per hour in both directions?


Answer for Crossrail Frequency

Answer for Crossrail Frequency

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am pleased to say that following a review of the timetable, services on the Elizabeth line are set to be even more extensive and frequent than originally planned. This also includes plans it to call at Terminal 5 - meaning all Heathrow Terminals will be served by the Elizabeth line.

A total of six Elizabeth line trains per hour will serve Heathrow Terminals from December 2019. Four will go to Terminals 2, 3 and 4 and two will go to Terminals 2, 3 and 5. Services will also increase to Ealing Broadway, Southall and Hayes & Harlington. To facilitate the increase, the number of trains that will operate on the line will rise from 66 to 70.

As Elizabeth line services share track with other national rail services, TfL is working closely with Network Rail and other operators to agree the final timetable and service frequencies. However, from December 2019 the intention is that customers from Acton Main Line stations will have four trains per hour, Ealing Broadway will have 12 trains per an hour, Hanwell will have six trains per hour and customers from West Ealing, Hayes & Harlington and Southall will have 10 trains per hour at peaks when travelling into central London.

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