June 2022

Maidenhead connects to Central London Elizabeth Line services in Autumn 2022

“We have now moved into our new and 1st UK head office. The Elizabeth Line has launched a new passenger service between nine new London stations (Bond Street open later in 2022) from Paddington to Abbey Wood, using the Class 345 trains through new tunnels under central London.
Maidenhead is undergoing huge regeneration in preparation giving direct access to London’s capital by Autumn 2022. The launch will bring immediate benefits to passengers travelling between these stations with 12 trains per hour, in each direction, all day. Services from Reading and Heathrow to Paddington mainline, and from Shenfield to Liverpool Street mainline will be rebranded from TfL Rail to the Elizabeth line. Until May 2023 the Elizabeth line will operate as three separate railways. The services on the east and west will continue to run into the mainline stations and passengers wishing to continue their journey to one of the new Elizabeth line central London stations will need to change to Paddington or Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station.
The new journey times will dramatically improve transport links and accessibility creating more job and business opportunities – 1.5 million more people will be within a 45-minute commute* of the existing major employment centres in London (*Source: Transport for London) and 55% of the population* would consider Maidenhead as a desirable employment destination (*Source: Lambert Smith Hampton)

The Timeline:

From May 2022:

• The Central section of the Elizabeth Line opened with 9 new stations added to the TFL Network

• Service begins with 12 trains per hour (a train every 5 minutes) running between Paddington and Abbey Wood Monday – Saturday

• A series of upgrades have also been made to Maidenhead, Taplow and Burnham railway stations in conjunction ahead of The Elizabeth Line’ arrival.

Autumn 2022:

• The lines from Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield will connect to Central tunnels meaning passengers can travel East all the way to Abbey Wood without changing at Paddington.

• Travel time from Maidenhead to Tottenham Court Road with no changes in London is 40 minutes and to Canary Wharf is 55 minutes

• Four Elizabeth line trains an hour (six an hour at peak times) will run from Maidenhead and Slough to Central London.

• From Shenfield you can travel West to Paddington without changing at Liverpool Street

May 2023:

• The separate stations (East, West and Central London) of the Elizabeth Line are connected and services run to a final timetable

• 24 trains an hour will run at the busiest times between Paddington and Whitechapel