Queen Elizabeth rail cross line to be inaugurated on May 24

By George Johnson May 04, 2022
Queen Elizabeth rail cross line to be inaugurated on May 24 

London’s much-delayed east-west cross rail route known as the Elizabeth line will be opening on May 24, as per reports.

The line will only actively operate from Monday to Saturday with testing and software updates to be carried out on Sundays.

The Transport for London claimed, "More intensive services will be launched later this year." 

"The line had been due to be completed in December 2018, with a budget of £14.8 billion, which has now risen to an estimated £18.9 billion, including £5.1 billion from the government, "revealed the TLF.

Once the project is completed, it will run from Reading around 35 miles to the west of London, to Shenfield and 21 miles to the East, with the option of a stop at Heathrow airport.

"The opening day is set to be a truly historic moment for the capital and the UK, and we look forward to showcasing a simply stunning addition to our network," as per Andy Byford the TFL Commisioner.