The new line for London will be here soon

Saturday 14 July 2018
Matthew Blair
London's hottest property locations on the much anticipated Elizabeth Line.

The Elizabeth line, which was due to launch in December 2018, when the central tunnels under London open.  The Elizabeth line will eventually stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. 

It's forecast in May 2018 the first part of the line will start opening, servicing stations to and from Paddington and Heathrow.


The new railway - currently being built by Crossrail Ltd. - will stop at 41 accessible stations, 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded, and is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.


As a result of this increased accessibility there will soon be a number of new hot office locations appearing on the line.  At MBS Property we've already started to research the market and have begun looking at current average office pricing.  Of course, as the line opens we expect to see these rates increase with demand, so we would advise businesses to start thinking about changing office location before it opens.  


The countdown.


Dec 2018

The Elizabeth line opens. Three separate services will operate:

  • Paddington to Abbey Wood

  • Paddington to Heathrow

  • Liverpool St. to Shenfield


May 2019

Direct services operate Paddington to Shenfield and Paddington to Abbey Wood. Services from Paddington to Heathrow will continue to start and terminate in the National Rail station.



Dec 2019

The Elizabeth line is fully open, with services running from Reading and Heathrow in the west through the central tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.


If you would like to explore potential office locations, please reach out to us: or call the office on 020 7960 0261

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