From Office to Airport in 45 Minutes – Flight Departure Boards Installed at Canary Wharf as Elizabeth Line Connects Directly to Heathrow-07.11.22

  • Departure boards display live flight times at Heathrow as journey to the airport is now just 45 minutes
  • Line offers quickest route to Heathrow for business travellers & residents

Live flight departures from Heathrow are being displayed at Canary Wharf this week as part of the direct connection of the Elizabeth line to the airport.

The flight departure boards take real-time information from the airport terminals, with Elizabeth line passengers now able to travel from Canary Wharf direct to Heathrow in just 45 minutes.

The direct connection of the Elizabeth line will make the journey to the airport the quickest route to and from Canary Wharf. The line has already proven hugely popular with commuters, with two million passengers departing at the Wharf since it opened in May.

International visitors will be able to shop at Canary Wharf, with the line making it even easier for passengers to access over 300 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Canary Wharf boasts more to experience on arrival than any other station on the line, including the UK’s largest collection of free outdoor art, London’s longest-running ice rink, 20 acres of green spaces, 5km of waterside boardwalk and an award-winning roof garden that sits above the station in Crossrail Place.

More than two million trips are currently made each week on the Elizabeth line, with air conditioning on each train carriage, increased luggage space, a mix of metro and mainline seats, and free WiFi coming soon.

Shobi Khan, CEO, Canary Wharf Group says: “The new Elizabeth line is a game-changer for our residents, office workers and visitors as people can now travel direct to and from Heathrow in just 45 minutes. 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, which is comfortable and greener. 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.”

Heathrow Chief Commercial Officer Ross Baker says: “The full opening of the Elizabeth line will mean the UK’s travel hub, Heathrow, and its business hub, Canary Wharf, are directly connected like never before. It enables all passengers travelling through Heathrow to get to and from Canary Wharf direct at unprecedented speed which is a big win for global business and sustainable travel. At Heathrow we work extremely hard to consistently enhance passenger experiences and displaying flights from the airport at Canary Wharf is a way of making sure that starts at the beginning of the journey.”

For more information on what to do once you’ve arrived at Canary Wharf on the new line, visit


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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk. 

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k square feet NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
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