The first service at the station arrived at 5:47 am on Monday, and commuters were welcomed by a delegation led by Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transportation Commissioner Andy Byford.
Visitors to the station were treated to a live performance by Rosie Graham who sang Hex, the new musical version of the National Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty.
From November 6th (Sunday), the train will run every 5 minutes from the station, and during peak times, the frequency will be increased to 3-4 minutes.
Transport officials have described the new station, which is set to handle approximately 140,000 Elizabeth Line passenger trips each day, as the “crown jewel” of West End transport.
Mr Khan said at the station:
“Bond Street’s spacious, stylish, step-free station will be a huge boost for retail and hospitality businesses, providing a new link to one of Europe’s busiest shopping precincts, traversing London and the South East. It will radically improve your travel during the festive season.
“I can’t wait for Londoners and visitors to our capital to experience this beautiful new station for themselves.”
Separate sections of the line from Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield are scheduled to join the central section from Sunday 6 November. This means commuters no longer have to change trains at Paddington or Liverpool Street.
The station has step-free access to two new ticket halls, and the escalator at the Hanover Square entrance is the second longest in the TfL network, just one meter behind the escalator at Angel Underground Station.
British artist Darren Almond created three abstract artworks for the space above and around the escalator. Two of his resemble large-scale adaptations of the embossed metal nameplates once applied to British locomotives.
An initiative led by the Westminster Council also built a new courtyard at the east ticket hall exit of Hanover Square called the Medici Courtyard.
This is the first public courtyard to open in Mayfair in over a century.
Since opening on May 24th, the Elizabeth Line has experienced more than 27 million trips on its central section, for a total of more than 54 million trips.
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