Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that the Elizabeth Line is near completion ahead of the service one year anniversary. 

The changes will see the full peak timetable introduced on Sunday, May 21 seeing an increase from 22 to up to 24 trains per hour between Paddington and Whitechapel, with 16 trains per hour running off-peak.

This will also mean that there will be 12 trains per hour running between Canary Wharf and Abbey Wood.

For the first time ever, there will be services running all day between Shenfield and Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5) as well as two trains per hour for direct travel between Essex, east and west London. 

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All the changes coming to the Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth Line completion will allow Reading to have an increase in services, with some trains that were previously operated by Great Western Railway transferring to Elizabeth Line services with reduced stops. 

Paddington and Acton Mian Line will have fewer pauses in the services due to the completion of works. 

Along with Heathrow's new Shenfield Elizabeth Line service, there is also set to be more frequent services to and from the airport with six trains per hour all day. 

The Elizabeth Line has nearly been open for one year, with the line celebrating its birthday on May 24. 

Since its opening, the Elizabeth Line has welcomed more than 140 million customers.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called the service "transformational" for London, sharing: "Delivering the Elizabeth line has been transformational for our city, with hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors now enjoying the fast and reliable trains each day.

"The introduction of the final timetable next month marks the last milestone of the Crossrail project and will enable the Elizabeth line to provide even more frequent, speedier journeys and better connect the capital.”