When does the Elizabeth line close and is it 24 hours?

The Crossrail service runs trains from early in the morning to late at night
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The Elizabeth line is not one of the few Transport for London services to run an all-night timetable, but its trains do start quite early in the morning and run late at night.

Only five Tube lines run a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays: the Victoria, Piccadilly, Jubilee, Central and Northern lines.

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Many bus routes operate overnight services, but times are generally less frequent the later you get into the evening.

Elizabeth line timetable until May 21

The last westbound service from Shenfield on the Elizabeth line leaves at 11.56pm Monday to Friday, with the same departing time running on Saturdays and Sundays as well.

On Monday to Friday, the first departure westbound from Shenfield is at 4.44am – with the same time being used for the first service on Saturdays.

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On Sunday, the first train departing from Shenfield westbound leaves at 6.41am on the new Crossrail service.

However, passengers should be aware there is an earlier service that leaves from Gidea Park at 5.52am, which is a few stops down the line from Shenfield.

If you’re travelling eastbound on the Elizabeth line, the last train on Monday to Friday departs Reading at 11.16pm.

On Saturday, the last eastbound train leaves Reading at 11.22pm, with a 11.16pm service being used on Sundays.

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The first trains on the Elizabeth line heading east on Monday to Friday leave Maidenhead at 5.16am, and at 5.22am on Saturdays.

On Sunday, the earliest eastbound Elizabeth line train you can get departs Reading at 6.53am.

The full timetables for the Elizabeth line can be viewed here.