The new Elizabeth Line opened today in London with high-speed trains arriving at ExCeL London, the city’s main convention center, for the first time. The new train line is connected with the London Underground network and now provides a fast connection (12 min) to central London. Once the line is fully operational, the line will connect the venue with London’s main airport, London Heathrow, in 43 minutes.

This highly anticipated upgrade to ExCeL London will please event organizers hosting. The venue’s distance to central London where the bulk of London’s business hotels are located had long be an issue.

The project was originally referred to a Crossrail and was due to be completed in 2018. Once fully operational the line will offer direct connections to all of Heathrow Airport’s terminals and reach as far as Reading, in Berkshire, and Shenfield, in Essex.