24 May 2022

Elizabeth Line: Passengers flock to use new service

Passengers began queueing before dawn to be the first to use London’s new £18.8 billion Elizabeth Line which opened today – linking Reading and Essex with central London.

Tens of thousands of people packed onto services in its first few hours of operation including the London mayor Sadiq Khan who called it “a fantastic day”.

But how does it fit in with the government’s levelling up agenda?