ExCeL London is set to benefit from an increase in connectivity, as TFL announces that trains servicing the venue’s dedicated station Custom House are set to increase to one train every two minutes.
The timetable changes, to both the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the new high-speed Elizabeth line, equate to an increase of almost 250% (237.5%) compared to just six months ago, with up to 27 trains per hour at peak times (54 trains in both directions).
From now, DLR services will effectively double from one train every eight minutes to one train every four minutes.
Then from early November, the second phase of the Elizabeth line will allow international visitors to travel directly to the venue from Heathrow Airport in just 43 minutes. This phase will also see the introduction of a Sunday service, meaning up to 24 trains per hour, seven days a week. Furthermore, this week TFL confirmed that its Elizabeth line station at Bond Street will open early in October, connecting ExCeL visitors directly to the West End quickly and frequently.
ExCeL CEO Jeremy Rees said: “With around four million people passing through our doors every year, having access to fast, frequent and reliable transportation is a critical factor to both attendees and organisers wishing to host events in London.
“The service improvements to both the DLR and the Elizabeth line will mean a train leaves ExCeL’s Custom House station every two minutes, further enhancing the venue’s already exemplary connectivity and reinforcing our status as one of the world’s most connected venues.”