HS2 works to impact Elizabeth line services running this weekend - March 25-26

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HS2 works are set to disrupt Elizabeth line services on the weekend.

The Elizabeth line will be impacted by HS2 “readiness works” this weekend (March 25-26).

Elizabeth line services will be particularly disrupted on Sunday.

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Passengers are advised to check departures with TfL before you travel.

Saturday March 25 - Elizabeth line

Due to HS2 works, the 11.59pm Heathrow Terminal 5 to Paddington service and the 12.14am Sunday morning train from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Paddington will not operate.

Sunday March 26 - Elizabeth line

The 12.14am service from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Paddington will not run, due to HS2 works.

Due to maintenance works, until 8am there will be no service between Paddington and Abbey Wood. Trains at 6.58am from Abbey Wood to Paddington and 7.44am from Paddington to Abbey Wood will not operate. The 7.13am Abbey Wood to Paddington train will depart at 7.20am. The first eastbound train from Paddington to Abbey Wood will be at 8.04am.

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HS2 readiness works mean until 7.45am no service will operate between Paddington and Ealing Broadway. The first through trains will operate from Paddington at 7.57am to Heathrow Terminal 4 and at 7.44am to Reading; 6.53am from Reading and at 7.33am from Heathrow Terminal 4.

The HS2 works also mean a reduced service will operate between Paddington and Heathrow/Maidenhead.

In addition, Elizabeth line trains will not serve Heathrow Terminal 5 - passengers should use Heathrow Express connections. Two trains per hour will serve Acton Main Line (full service after 6pm), West Ealing (full service after 6pm), Hanwell (full service after 6pm), West Drayton, Langley, Slough, Burnham and Maidenhead, and four trains per hour will serve Ealing Broadway, Southall and Hayes & Harlington (six trains per hour after 6pm). These changes are all due to HS2 readiness works.

The Elizabeth line

Finally opening in 2022, the Elizabeth line dates back to 2001, when Cross London Rail Links (CLRL) was formed as a partnership between the Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT).

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Crossrail, as it was know, was approved in 2007 and work began in 2009.

It faced repeated delays, including during the Covid pandemic, until it was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on May 17 2022. Passenger services began a week later.

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