9 Jun 2022
Press Releases

New Era of Travel on London’s Elizabeth line Operated by MTR

MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, operates the full line on behalf of Transport for London (TfL). London is reaping the benefits of a smooth-running Elizabeth line, with more than 2.6 million passenger journeys recorded for the new central section of the Elizabeth line since the opening on 24 May 2022.

Presently, services are operating Monday to Saturday. However, to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a special timetable was run on Sunday (5 June 2022) to enable the passengers in London to experience the Elizabeth line and help those enjoying the long weekend to travel around London quickly and safely.

Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Dr Jacob Kam said, “As a trusted brand based in Hong Kong, MTR upholds the highest standards of railway services in the cities we serve. We are delighted to see the smooth operations during the initial period of the Elizabeth line which marks an impressive start for a brand new railway and demonstrates MTR’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of operational reliability and efficiency in different cities. We are also excited to see that the passengers appreciate how the Elizabeth line is improving their journeys, reducing travelling time and offering a faster, more easily accessible and comfortable journey.”

The next stage of the Elizabeth line development will include the opening of Bond Street station and the linking up of the ‘three railways’, which will see through-services from Abbey Wood to Heathrow Airport and Reading, and from Shenfield to Paddington. The full integration of western and eastern services will see up to 24 trains per hour running through the Central Operating Section – a train every two and a half minutes. We will continue to work closely with TfL to achieve the through trains service of the Elizabeth line.

With the professionalism of the MTREL workforce, we will continue to deliver excellent railway service and undertake our commitment to local communities. We are always committed to providing the best traveling experience to our passengers.