Local campaign group Back Heathrow has welcomed the opening of the keenly awaited Elizabeth line this morning. The group, which has over 100,000 supporters, says the opening of the new line is ‘great news for Londoners and for Heathrow.’ Transport for London (TfL) suggests the new line will increase rail capacity in London by 10%.
Trains are due to start running between Abbey Wood, Canary Wharf and Heathrow Airport in the autumn.
Parmjit Dhanda, Executive Director of Back Heathrow, said:
“The opening of the Elizabeth line is fantastic news for the millions of people that travel across our great city every year.
“It’s going to slash journey times for people going East to West across London and for those going to Heathrow from the City.
“This hotly awaited infrastructure project is great news for Londoners and for Heathrow.”