Historically, Reading and Bond Street have had little in common. The same is true with Slough and Shenfield, but from next year they will be linked by Crossrail.
After 35 years of planning and development, more than a decade of construction and almost £20 billion — as well as one protracted global financial crisis, plenty of political upheaval, Brexit and a pandemic — the Elizabeth line, as it is officially known, will be open for business, slashing journey times across London and reducing congestion. And boosting house prices up and down the line. Prices around some of Crossrail’s 41 stations have doubled over the past 12 years, according to new research.
The question is whether there is still room to get on board or whether