There are indications that businesses and tourist arrivals to Canary Wharf, London’s central business district may increase in the coming days as after the first Elizabeth Line services connecting the business district directly to Heathrow Airport began on Sunday.
Live flight departure times are being displayed at Canary Wharf after the first Elizabeth Line services commenced.
According to standard.co.uk, it now takes commuters just 45 minutes to travel directly from Canary Wharf to the west London airport, so flight departure boards with real-time information from the airport terminals are being displayed.
It’s hoped the speedy connection will attract international tourists to Canary Wharf – and boost local business revenue – as well as making international trips easier for residents and workers in the area.
“Business travellers and residents who would have previously opted for multiple connecting Tube lines or taxis can now enjoy state-of-the-art travel on the Elizabeth line,” Canary Wharf Group chief executive Shobi Khan said.
“We hope businesses currently taking residency in Canary Wharf will relish the vast number of international business opportunities the extension is sure to bring, and we hope to inspire other businesses and Londoners alike to take up residency here.”