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GWR Managing Director welcomes start of Elizabeth line services

GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood has welcomed the start of Elizabeth line services.

GWR Managing Director, Mark Hopwood, said:

“The Elizabeth Line will be completely transformational for Great Western Railway customers, improving connectivity and reducing overall journey times from Paddington into other key points in the city.

“It’s a really exciting step forward for the whole industry but it will bring particular benefits to Great Western Railway. We know that 81 per cent of our customers who travel into Paddington then take an onward journey. We expect these new services to help make travel on GWR services into the capital even more compelling, attracting new customers across our network and boosting demand as we work hard to attract customers back to the railway.”


Journey times

London Paddington


May 24

Tottenham Court Road

14 mins

4 mins


19 mins

7 mins

Liverpool Street

25 mins

10 mins

Canary Wharf

33 mins

17 mins



Contact Information

James Davis

Media Relations Manager

Great Western Railway

0845 410 4444

07703 890 711