Transport for London has confirmed that Network Rail now anticipates the full completion of the western Crossrail stations by the end of 2020.
They also point out that a significant amount of railway work has already been delivered at Hayes & Harlington to enable new GWR and TfL Rail trains to run. The stations now have the Driver Only Operation CCTV system, longer platforms and upgraded customer information systems.
Whilst building works at Hayes and Harlington station are taking place, drop off facilities are currently limited to the short-term car parking spaces near the entrance to Station Approach; disabled parking is however available at the station end of the road. Stopping and parking restrictions in Station Approach are being strictly enforced by a private contractor and it is not possible to pick up or drop off passengers anywhere else along the road. Drop off arrangements for once the new station is built and the Elizabeth Line opens are still being finalised.
When the full route opens, up to ten Elizabeth line services an hour will allow passengers from Hayes & Harlington to travel to Reading or Heathrow in the west or through the central London tunnels to Essex and southeast London.