There is growing excitement over the Elizabeth Line ahead of next week’s opening to the public, with the Queen visiting the railway line named in her honour.
The Queen’s surprise visit to Paddington Station, just days before the new line becomes operational, officially marks the project’s completion.
Worries about her health meant that no one seriously expected the Queen to attend the Elizabeth Line’s official opening. That she did, adds to the rising sense of hope about it, ahead of Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The line will stretch from Abbey Wood to Heathrow Airport and from Reading, in Berkshire to Shenfield in Essex. It’s expected to cut journey times across the capital.
𝟏𝟗𝟔𝟗: The Queen is pictured in the driver’s cab of an underground train as she opens a new section of the Victoria Line.
In 2016 it was revealed that the new crossrail line would be named the Elizabeth line in honour of Her Majesty.
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