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London's £15 billion 'Elizabeth Line'
A new line for London
The Elizabeth line will stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The new railway - currently being built by Crossrail Ltd. - will stop at 40 accessible stations, 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded, and is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.
The Elizabeth line launches in December 2018 when the central tunnels under London open. See our
Countdown to launch
The massive new Crossrail infrastructure project, which will be known as the Elizabeth line once it opens, is now more than 85% complete, according to the project's official website.
Costing £14.8 billion, the line will stretch all the way from Reading in the west through to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east.
Services from Liverpool street to Shenfield will open in December 2018 with the full line being operational by the end of 2019.
The line will run for more than 60 miles with trains stretching out to 200 meters long in a new upgraded look.
Once fully open, the line is expected to carry 10 million people every year between the 10 specially built stations.
This is what the line looks like right now, nearing the end of construction:
Take a look inside London's £15 billion 'Elizabeth Line' - Europe's biggest infrastructure project