Crossrail: New Elizabeth Line journey time calculator on Citymapper shows how fast journeys will be

Just four years and £19billion later, the brand new Elizabeth line is set to open within weeks. The huge trans-London rail line will make journeys across the capital from hitherto underserved areas much quicker and easier. Transport for London’s (TfL) initial Crossrail project will also decongest other lines, meaning other London Underground lines will be less cramped and, hopefully, less delayed.

The line is currently in its final phase of testing and awaits safety approval from regulator ORR, after which TfL can announce the official opening date for the first phase. This is scheduled between May 15 and June 30 at the latest. Phase 1 covers the Paddington to Abbey Wood section of the line, which is expected to run every five minutes. Phase 2 – covering Reading and Heathrow Airport to Paddington – will open later in the autumn.

Ahead of the opening, mapping service Citymapper created a journey time calculator for the Elizabeth Line to show just how fast journeys through the capital will now be.

Here are the details of the journey times between each station once the first phase of the Elizabeth line opens.

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The new stations are much smoother and more modern

Elizabeth Line journey time from Abbey Wood

Woolwich

Current: 7 mins

Elisabeth line: 6 minutes

Customs

Current: 41 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Canary Wharf

Current: 35 mins

Elizabeth line: 11 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 52 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 15 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 43 minutes

Elizabeth line: 18 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 41 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 20 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 55 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 23 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 48 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 26 minutes

Paddington

Current: 58 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 29 minutes



Trains will run between Paddington and Abbey Wood at least every five minutes throughout the day from day one

Elizabeth line journey time from Woolwich

Customs

Current: 28 minutes

Elisabeth line: 2 minutes

Canary Wharf

Current: 23 minutes

Elisabeth line: 5 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 32 minutes

Elisabeth line: 9 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 35 mins

Elizabeth Line: 12 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 35 mins

Elizabeth Line: 14 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 41 minutes

Elizabeth line: 18 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 40 mins

Elizabeth Line: 20 minutes

Paddington

Current: 22 minutes

Elisabeth line: 22 minutes



Elizabeth line sign
When the Elizabeth line opens, references to ‘Crossrail’ and ‘TfL Rail’ will effectively disappear

Elizabeth Line Travel Time from Custom House

Canary Wharf

Current: 22 minutes

Elisabeth line: 3 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 26 minutes

Elisabeth line: 7 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 34 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 10 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 39 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 12 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 38 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 15 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 33 minutes

Elizabeth line: 18 minutes

Paddington

Current: 47 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 20 minutes

Elizabeth line journey time from Canary Wharf

Whitechapel

Current: 17 minutes

Elisabeth line: 4 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 26 minutes

Elisabeth line: 7 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 30 mins

Elisabeth line: 9 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 27 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 12 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 14 minutes

Paddington

Current: 35 mins

Elizabeth line: 17 minutes



Elizabeth Line Platforms A and B at Canary Wharf

Elizabeth line journey time from Whitechapel

Liverpool Street

Current: 10 mins

Elisabeth line: 3 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 12 mins

Elisabeth line: 5 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 23 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 23 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 10 minutes

Paddington

Current: 31 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 13 minutes

Elizabeth line journey time from Liverpool Street

Farringdon

Current: 10 mins

Elisabeth line: 5 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 12 mins

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 15 mins

Elizabeth Line: 10 minutes

Paddington

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 13 minutes

Elizabeth line journey time from Farringdon

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 12 mins

Elisabeth line: 3 minutes

Bond Street

Current: 18 minutes

Elisabeth line: 5 minutes

Paddington

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Elizabeth line journey time from Tottenham Court Road

Bond Street

Current: 32 minutes

Elisabeth line: 5 minutes

Paddington

Current: 16 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Elizabeth line journey time from Bond Street

Paddington

Current: 15 mins

Elisabeth line: 4 minutes

Elizabeth line journey time from Paddington

Bond Street

Current: 15 mins

Elisabeth line: 4 minutes

Tottenham Court Road

Current: 16 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Farringdon

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 8 minutes

Liverpool Street

Current: 22 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 13 minutes

Whitechapel

Current: 31 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 13 minutes

Canary Wharf

Current: 35 mins

Elizabeth line: 17 minutes

Customs

Current: 47 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 20 minutes

Woolwich

Current: 22 minutes

Elisabeth line: 22 minutes

Abbey Wood

Current: 58 minutes

Elizabeth Line: 29 minutes

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