Elizabeth Line Opens!


Nestled within the strong transport links of Heathrow Airport, M25, M4, and M40 motorways, Stockley Park provides 88 acres of a country park environment beneficial to both business and personal wellbeing. Home to Heidelberg Graphics, Gilead, Hikvision, M&S, MSC Cruises, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Canon, Hasbro and IMG Studies, Stockley Park occupiers can now benefit from the park’s close proximity to both Hayes & Harlington and West Drayton stations. Both stations are on the newly opened and much anticipated Elizabeth Line.

The Elizabeth Line travels 100km between Reading in the west and Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east, taking in central London along the way. It is anticipated to take 1,500 passengers per train. This makes the commute for many a lot more accessible, reliable and direct.

The line is initially operating as three separate railways, meaning customers from Hayes and Harlington will have to change at Paddington to access the central part of the route. It will be another year before passengers will be able to travel the full length of the line from Hayes & Harlington and West Drayton uninterrupted.

A train will leave every five minutes at peak times to/from Central London, with travel from Hayes and Harlington to Paddington expected to take 17 minutes. Expected journey times from Hayes and Harlington to Bond Street is 20 minutes and from Reading to West Drayton it takes 29 minutes.

The Elizabeth Line operates using new 200-metre-long Class 345 trains. The new, high-capacity trains have:

• Walk-through carriages;
• Space for 1,500 people;
• Air Conditioning and intelligent lighting;
• CCTV, WIFI and live travel information;

The upgrade of the stations local to Stockley Park, West Drayton and Hayes & Hillington Stations, was completed over Summer 2021. Both stations have received glass and steel extensions, providing more room for passengers. Other new features include:
• Redeveloped station entrance and façade
• Bright and spacious ticket hall, providing a more welcoming environment for passengers;
• New customer information screens, signage, and ticket machines for clearer customer information for planning outward journeys;
• A new covered walkway and footbridges and gate lines;
• 200+ metre long platforms, including platform canopies;
• Accessible by new lifts;
• Step-free from platform to street, serviced by new elevators.

Elizabeth Line complements the green travel network Stockley Park is so proud of, with a shuttle service running between the business estate and Hayes & Harlington station during peak hours Monday to Friday.