According to an announcement delivered by the Department of Transport last month, Crossrail – Europe’s biggest infrastructure project – is now in its final stages, with 93% of the project said to be complete.
Having entered its critical testing and commissioning stage, and with trains currently being tested between Abbey Ward and Canary Wharf as well as in other unopened tunnels – the Elizabeth line is set to be ready for its December 2018 launch.
As well as transforming travel by making journeys quicker, easier and more accessible through London, this new line will make Paddington a central hub of commercial significance. It is estimated that the new line will bring 1.5 million more people into London, and hundreds of thousands are expected to use it every day.
Mercure London Hyde Park is one of the hotels on the very doorstep of this huge new venture, and looks forward to welcoming travelers from across the city and country.