News 24 February 2016
Author: Jaik Fenton

The Queen honoured in new tube line called “Elizabeth line”

Author Jaik Fenton
24 February 2016

Queen Elizabeth II has added another accolade to her ever-growing list, with the announcement of a Crossrail line being named after her.

The “Elizabeth line” will link parts of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to Essex – expecting to partly open in May of next year.

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Visiting Bond Street station – which is currently under construction for the line – the announcement was made by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

At the unveiling, the Queen also showed off the new purple Elizabeth line logo in front of a crowd of Crossrail workers.

The project has approximately cost a whopping £15billion, bringing passengers 65 new 200-metre trains, holding around 1,500 people.

Faster travel times from West to East is the focal point of the project, and it’s set to reduce congestion in stations across London.

It’s expected to open at separate times throughout 2016-2019 as the construction continues, but will be fully functioning by December 2019.

Do you like the new name for the line? Or do you feel it’s been unjustly given?