Opening date set for new Bond Street station

The last station to open on the Elizabeth Line should welcome passengers on 24 October, said Transport for London.

Bond Street was held up by delays to the construction work, and although it has been available for emergency evacuations since the central section of the line was opened in May, final safety approvals are still outstanding but are expected soon.

London Underground will operate the station, and it will be transferred from Crossrail to LUL shortly.

The new station will provide access to the western end of Oxford Street as well as New Bond Street and nearby Marble Arch.

It will have two ticket halls, lit by natural light. Both entrances feature columns which are intended to blur the line between interior and exterior spaces and help the station fit into its surroundings with the choice of materials: red sandstone at Davies Street, and pale Portland stone at Hanover Square.

Its daily capacity will be 140,000 passengers, and it will also provide interchanges with the Central and Jubilee Lines.

Outgoing transport commissioner Andy Byford said: ‘When we opened the brilliant central section of the Elizabeth line earlier this year, I promised that Bond Street station would open this autumn and I am extremely pleased that Londoners and visitors will be able to use this magnificent station from 24 October. 

‘Bond Street was of course the station site that Her Majesty the Queen visited during construction in 2016 to mark the renaming of the railway in her honour. It was also our honour that Her Majesty graced us with her presence earlier this year to mark the completion of the railway.

‘The station at Bond Street will be the jewel in the crown of the West End’s transport provision. It is truly spectacular and will provide a highly significant new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK, enabling even further connectivity to jobs and leisure for people across London and the South East. I can’t wait to see people using this beautiful, spacious-step-free station. It will be yet another huge moment for transport in London and the bright future for city that lies ahead.’

Elizabeth Line trains from Shenfield, Heathrow and Reading are set to start running through the central section from 6 November.

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