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May 24th - The Elizabeth Line begins service

After years of delays, spiralling costs and a name change, Crossrail, now the Elizabeth Line has finally begun service today and I'm one the first train to take passengers this morning. The Elizabeth Line promises to make travel across the capital far quicker and much more simple for passengers, joining Reading out in the west of London to Shenfield, out in Essex. Though the line is open now, there are still works ongoing to deliver what's been promised to tube passengers, but those behind the project are for now enjoying the moment of finally opening.


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