MP Rushanara Ali has long wait at Whitechapel for next train on Elizabeth line
PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 March 2017
MP Rushanara Ali (right) has been on a fact-finding tour of Crossrail’s station complex under construction in her east London constituency, deep beneath Whitechapel.
She took time off from Parliament to look round the subterranean construction site in a fitting bright orange safety suit and snow-white hard hat.
The Bethnal Green & Bow MP was shown around the ticket hall and platforms by Crossrail’s chief Andrew Wolstenholme.
But she’ll have a long wait for a train. The Elizabeth line, Europe’s largest civil engineering project linking east London to the City, West End, Heathrow, Essex and Kent, doesn’t open until late 2018.
Travel time when the trains start running for real means Whitechapel to Canary Wharf in three minutes, Bond Street in 10 minutes and Heathrow Airport in just 38 minutes.