MTR Elizabeth line
An award-winning train operator transforming travel across London
Led by outstanding customer service and performance, MTR’s rail operations elevate the standard for travel across London.
The Elizabeth line is the most significant addition to London’s transport network in a generation, providing new journey options, cutting travel time and supporting regeneration across the capital.
MTR was awarded the Elizabeth line concession by Transport for London (TfL) in July 2014. MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL) initially operated services under the interim ‘TfL Rail’ branding, connecting Paddington to Reading and Heathrow in the West, and Liverpool Street with Shenfield in the East.
In May 2022, the new Central Section was opened by Her Majesty the Queen, officially launching the new Elizabeth line.
The Elizabeth line offers an easier, faster and more enjoyable travel experience, cutting journey times and providing improved capacity both at the spacious stations and on the longer, walk-through trains. With greater accessibility across the route and the provision of a ‘turn up and go’ service to anyone requiring assistance, many more customers can take advantage of the benefits of rail travel.
For the first time, passengers can travel between key London locations including Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road, Paddington and Heathrow in record time. Initially, the Elizabeth line is operating across three sections with full services to be introduced across the entire route by 2023, creating more seamless journeys into and across central London from the West and East of the city.
The Elizabeth line at a glance
MTR Elizabeth line’s operations will eventually cover all aspects of train and passenger service operations including:
With a consistent track record of delivering through collaborative partnerships and joint ventures, we offer ground-breaking, technology-led approaches.
We deliver high performing railways. Our award-winning train operations include TfL Rail, soon to become the Elizabeth line.
Our Rail plus Property model offers transformative rail regeneration based on sustainable design and construction principles without taxpayer funding.
Our capabilities range from small-scale infrastructure improvements through to delivering new track infrastructure and extensive station works.
Drawing on 20+ years of railway training experience – our driver training programme is focused on experiential learning and introduces Virtual Reality.
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