Crossrail to be named the Elizabeth Line

Crossrail will be known as the Elizabeth Line when it opens in 2018. The announcement was made by London Mayor Boris Johnson, following a visit by Her Majesty the Queen to the construction site at Bond Street.

The Queen was presented with a commemorative Elizabeth roundel, and met apprentices, engineers and drivers of trains that will serve the line.

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  • Ben H - 25/02/2016 20:44

    To avoid perpetuating confusion (and running out of colours for the Tube map), I believe that the opportunity should be taken (except for London Underground) to learn from Paris's RER and Germany's S-Bahns. I propose that all suburban National Rail routes (including Thameslink) that cross Central London are called 'Crossrail', and prefixed with 'CR'. Suburban routes that terminate in London or are orbital should join the 'Overground' network, prefixed with 'G' (for Ground). Crossrail 1's route numbers could all begin with digit 1. E.g. a Heathrow to Abbey Wood service could be called 'CR1' and other Crossrail 1 routes could be called anything between 'CR10' and 'CR19'. The Overground (present and future) would use the same method. For example, 'G1/G10-19' for Cannon Street, and 'G2/G20-29' for London Bridge via Peckham Rye.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 25/02/2016 20:55

    I guess that we all have to get used to saying "TfL Elizabeth Line" as the Queen has named Crossrail 1 by honoring her own name to the new line for London.

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