Was it worth it? Probably not, but I like it. do you use the outer ends of it? it's fine if you only want to go Paddington to Liverpool St but the outer edges are ALWAYS FCKED 1 Vote up! new stuff is always worth it. WE LIKE. 0 Vote up! no only used the central section. 0 Vote up! unusually for London transport it evidently operates at significant under capacity even in rush hour. To be honest I am surprised they have gone ahead with the max frequency of 24 trains an hour through the centre. 0 Vote up! Absolutely 0 Vote up! https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/travel/london-underground-west-lond… 0 Vote up! depends what "Capacity" means. If you're going all the way from eg Abbey WOod or Reading to the centre, capacity means most ppl getting a seat - it's a long trip to strap hang and be booted aroudn by people with brompton bikes and bloody rucksacks. For the central 10 min hop - yy, well under capacity. 0 Vote up! the central section never seems full - can't speak for the rest of it. 0 Vote up! I think it is a fabulous piece of engineering and seems to work. Unfortunately that won't stop the professional complainers in this country having a go at something or other. 3 Vote up! Seemed to be annoyingly few trains from Heathrow through to east London when I looked at it. Not enough to make it quicker than getting a cab. 0 Vote up! Donny surely all you have to do is hop off in a central section station and wait for an average of about 1.5 minutes for a train going to east london? 0 Vote up! That may well be right to be fair Guy. The one time I seriously thought about using it I got as far as realising there wasn't another train going to Liverpool street for 30 mins and jumped in a cab. 0 Vote up! Not enough to make it quicker than getting a cab. If the price differential means nothing to you, then CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE. 0 Vote up! In the western section it also operates as a semi-fast suburban line from Maidenhead inwards into Paddington, and effectively replaced a whole load of GWR surburban services. 0 Vote up! For a family of 4 it's cheaper to take a mini cab once you factor in needing a mini cab from the station to home. Sorry, but the bus with two kids and 3 suitcases ain't happening. 0 Vote up! Agree with Chambers that in engineering terms it quite superb, and is an architectural triumph to probably eclipse the Jubilee line into docklands. 0 Vote up! will be interesting to see if Heathrow Express will be forced to reduce prices - it obviously has a time advantage taking only 15 mins but you have to walk across paddington to get it - if coming from east of paddington probably easier to get on an elizabeth line train and far cheaper. 0 Vote up! I dont think the stations are as architecturally as impressive as some of the jubilee stations. In particular I consider Westminster to be an absolute work of art. 1 Vote up! The line, like the person it is named after, lies deep underground. 0 Vote up! Heathrow express was always weirdly expensive. It must have been built with private money or something I guess on the basis it would compete with the cab ride. I am sure they will have to drop prices. 0 Vote up! Gatwick express also weirdly expensive for those not savvy enough to get a standard train running on same line... 0 Vote up! Heathrow trains every 10-15 minutes now make it comfortably the easiest way to get to the airport from central london - express is quicker Paddington - LHR but not having to change makes elizabeth line better, for me at least, as well as £15-20 cheaper I did heathrow-home door to door in under an hour using the elizabeth line 2 weeks ago 0 Vote up! The Heathrow Express has always been odd as Paddington is a pain to get to from most parts of London. Years ago when I worked by London Bridge the work travel people booked us on the Heathrow Express even though it was faster and cheaper to just go Jubilee Line and then Piccadilly. 1 Vote up! It's awesome. 0 Vote up! It cost much, much less than NHS test and trace. I like the respect the Jubilee architecture is getting on this thread. Whenever I change at Westminster, it always feels like I am in the alien bit of Total Recall (Schwarzenegger not Farrell version). 0 Vote up! Was it worth what? 0 Vote up! Sorry but it’s overrated. 1. The outer edges were ready served by mainline services 2. The central section doesn’t improve connectivity that much - there was already a direct connection between Paddington and Liverpool St 3. The platforms are too far apart from other lines; interchanges take too long. 4. The only section worth its salt is from Liverpool St to Canary Wharf and beyond. 0 Vote up! It's not just about connectivity, baZzzzzza, it's also about capacity As above, it's rarely super busy so seems to be adding a lot of capacity. Job done They should do the north south one now Then another Then another 0 Vote up! I never thought I’d forgive them demolishing the Astoria, but I’m a big fan of the Soho station so, swings and roundabouts. 0 Vote up! Have we confirmed that it has been mainly paid for by londoners? More specifically by strutter. If so, I shall enjoy it a lot more. 0 Vote up! Indirectly partly by Londoners. A decent chunk paid by Central Govt, and then a precept was stuck on business rates within the capital for a large number of years. Some money put in by property developers of sites above the stations and nearby. Eg. Berkeley group at Woolwich. The City and Heathrow also chipped in. 0 Vote up! Of course they way these things should be paid for is as a tax in property value premium added to paid on sale 0 Vote up! Guy Crouchback has spoken. 0 Vote up! 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