Press Release

Elizabeth line to open on 24 May 2022

Responding to the news that the Elizabeth line will open on 24 May 2022, Nick Bowes, Chief Executive at Centre for London said:

“The Elizabeth Line’s opening in a few weeks is a major shot in the arm for the city after its toughest few years since the war. Yes, it’s late, and yes, it’s over budget, but London is getting a magnificent piece of public transport infrastructure that will blow Londoners away and change the mental geography of east-west city travel forever. The Elizabeth Line has been decades in the planning, 14 years in construction, and has brought huge supply chain benefits across the country, demonstrating how public transport investment in London doesn’t just boost the city but the whole UK.”


Notes to editors

  • Centre for London is the capital’s dedicated think tank. Our mission is to develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and prosperous global city.