By Emily Wallin.
Event organisers have given resounding praise for the official opening of the new Elizabeth line – London’s new high-speed railway.
Reducing journey times to the venue by up to two thirds, the first trains arrived at ExCeL London’s own dedicated station (Custom House) this morning (24 May) where passengers were met by CEO Jeremy Rees.
Organisers from the first two events to benefit were also on hand to take part in a seminal ribbon cutting, whilst the night before, the Royal Docks venue lit up purple in honour of the launch. Delegates will now be able to travel from central London to ExCeL in 12 minutes. International visitors will be able to travel from Heathrow Airport to the venue in only 43 minutes.
Thoughts on the Elizabeth line
Laura Shapiro, group event director at CloserStill Media who organises Oncology Professional Care, said: “We have a long and successful history of hosting events at ExCeL and the opening of the Elizabeth line is a fantastic addition to what is already a world-class venue. We expect the new line to lead to an increase in…