‘Oh Nice, splendid,’ was the Queen’s reaction when told that the Elizabeth Line will go to Abbey Wood.
Crossrail, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, will be a help for many walking the Pilgrims’ Way in stages.
The eastern end of the Elizabeth Line is Abbey Wood Station which is close to Lesnes Abbey. For many the abbey is the halfway destination on day two out of London.
Trains leaving Abbey Wood will pass through central London within minutes and reach Paddington in under half an hour
The line opens on Tuesday 24 May and will at first operate Monday to Saturday.
Directions from station: Turn right out of the station and go down steps to walk along the shopping street. Go left into Abbey Road, passing under a bridge, and right into New Road. Just after Monks Close (left) turn left into Lesnes Abbey grounds.
Directions from Lesnes Abbey: Leave the abbey grounds by passing Lesnes Abbey Lodge (right) and follow the path ahead to New Road. Go right to turn left into Abbey Road. Pass under the bridge to go right into the shopping street (Wilton Road). At the end either go up the steps or take the lift to the station entrance.