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ORR authorises Bond Street station, completing the Elizabeth line

24 October 2022
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has authorised Bond Street Elizabeth line station for passenger use from Monday 24 October.
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Bond Street Elizabeth Line station in London

This underground Elizabeth line station interconnects with the existing Central and Jubilee line stations and is the final piece of London’s Elizabeth line to be completed. It will be operated by London Underground.

ORR has approved all trains, stations, and infrastructure on the Elizabeth line as rail regulator and safety authority.

Bond Street station had previously been given the go-ahead to operate safe evacuation procedures, but this final authorisation now confirms the station and infrastructure meets the requirements for passenger use.

It is the tenth and final new station to be given the green light by ORR, joining Abbey Wood, Canary Wharf, Custom House, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Whitechapel and Woolwich stations. 

The new railway has transformed how people have been able to cross the capital much quicker with Paddington to Canary Wharf, for example, now taking just 18 minutes. 

This new station will provide a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in Europe. It will also help relieve congestion at nearby Underground stations, including Oxford Circus. 

Steve Fletcher, ORR’s Deputy Director of Engineering and Asset Management said: 

“We are delighted to confirm the final authorisation for Bond Street station. 

“Step free from street to train with two lifts to street level, this will make getting to, from and around central London more accessible. 

“The delivery of the Elizabeth line has been complex but thanks to our close working with the Crossrail project team and Transport for London, progress of authorisations has been smooth.”

Notes to Editors

  1. Authorisation letter for the placing in service of Bond Street Station
  2. The Office of Rail and Road is the economic and safety regulator of Britain’s railway. 
  3. The Elizabeth line opened on Tuesday 24 May 2022. It stretches more than 100km from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The new railway, built by Crossrail Ltd, stops at 41 stations – all of them accessible; 10 of them new – and is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.