The new Elizabeth line is projected to be up and running at the end of 2019 or in 2020 and will provide quicker and more direct travel routes across London, reducing journey times and creating new transport links. Up to 12 trains an hour will allow residents to travel to Canary Wharf in just eight minutes, Liverpool Street in 14 minutes, Bond Street in 22 minutes and Heathrow in 47 minutes.
This incredibly rapid new transport system is going to make living and working in Woolwich even more attractive than it is now.
Ten new stations are being built in central and southeast London and the Docklands and the permanent track installation is now complete.
Around 200 million passengers will travel on the Elizabeth line each year so the new stations need to cope with large numbers of passengers, be easy to navigate, accessible for everyone and able to endure wear and tear.
The new stations each have their own, distinct character, which reflect the environment and heritage of the local area.
Woolwich is one of only two stations south of the Thames on the route, the other being Abbey Wood.
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