How the Elizabeth Line Will Transform Events at ExCeL

How the Elizabeth Line Will Transform Events at ExCeL
The Elizabeth line is now open and is set to transform travel across London and making it easier, faster and more convenient to get to events at ExCeL. We spoke to Jeremy Rees, Acting CEO, ExCeL London on how he sees the new line transforming events at ExCel: “From global brand showcases to international association meetings and world-renowned...

The Elizabeth line is now open and is set to transform travel across London and making it easier, faster and more convenient to get to events at ExCeL.

We spoke to Jeremy Rees, Acting CEO, ExCeL London on how he sees the new line transforming events at ExCel:

“From global brand showcases to international association meetings and world-renowned exhibitions, events at ExCeL are thriving. With the opening of the Elizabeth line in December 2018, the future is set to be even better. ExCeL will have its own onsite Elizabeth line station, delivering an additional 18,000 visitors per hour. By dramatically reducing journey times, it will allow visitors from every corner of the UK to spend more time at our events. Senior decision makers will be able to drop in for a meeting or stay for the day, ensuring the best quality audience. This £15 billion ‘Events Super Highway’ will link the world’s busiest airport at Heathrow to ExCeL in 43-minutes, allowing more international visitors to access events at ExCeL, with greater ease. Already one of the best-connected cities on the planet, the opening of Elizabeth line, will make accessing London’s world-class hotels, restaurants and attractions, quicker, easier and more convenient than ever before.”

Key benefits of the new Elizabeth line:

  • At the end of this year, a brand-new train service will change the face of London and the way that people travel to ExCeL
  • ExCeL will have its own onsite Elizabeth line station at Custom House, delivering an additional 18,000 visitors per hour
  • The Elizabeth line will improve connectivity for international visitors, with a 43-minutes direct connection from Heathrow to ExCeL
  • The Elizabeth line will enhance ExCeL’s connectivity with rest of the UK, linking us to Farringdon (for Thameslink services) Paddington (Reading, Oxford, the Home counties and the South West) and Liverpool St (Essex and beyond)
  • More visitors and exhibitors from across the country and around the world will be able to get to ExCeL, accessing the very best of London during their stay
  • Increased dwell time at ExCeL (due to less travel time)
  • Seniority of visitor enhanced – ease and speed of travel will mean that a trip to ExCeL will not require someone to block out a whole day in their diary
  • Increased propensity of visitors to attend – supporting pre-registration conversion12 trains an hour, each carrying up to 1,500 visitors in comfort with Wi-Fi and 4G. A train every 2.5 minutes in central London at peak times; Oyster and contactless payment accepted
  • State-of-the-art trains and ‘destination stations’ with shops, bars and restaurants
  • Access to the very best of what London has to offer, with key travel times:
    o Canary Wharf – 3-minutes (from Custom House at ExCeL)
    o Liverpool Street – 10-minutes (from Custom House at ExCeL)
    o Tottenham Court Road – 15-minutes (from Custom House at ExCeL)
    o Bond Street – 17-minutes (from Custom House at ExCeL)
    o Heathrow – 43-minutes (from Custom House at ExCeL
Source: www.eventindustrynews.com