Introduction of the Elizabeth Line
In the last 30 years, Canary Wharf has gone from up-and-coming to the go-to hotspot of the London Docklands for culture, leisure and business. In this time, the area’s transport system has also undergone many changes, with the extension of the Jubilee line and the introduction of the Docklands Light Railway. Next on the list is the most anticipated network of this decade – Crossrail, set to be introduced at Canary Wharf from 2018.
Canary Wharf is also one of the only stations to have undergone an extensive station revamp, with a brand new retail and public space – Crossrail Place – created especially to complement the new transport project.
Once services are introduced across the capital in December 2018, commuters travelling from Canary Wharf will be able to reach Liverpool Street in half the time that they do now – down from 12 minutes to six. Other key locations will be accessible in speedy times such as Paddington in Central London, just 17 minutes away, and Heathrow Airport, which will be only 39 minutes from Canary Wharf.