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This Is How The Elizabeth Line Will Connect London To Essex

Tabby Powell-Tuck Tabby Powell-Tuck

This Is How The Elizabeth Line Will Connect London To Essex

Although the revelation of Crossrail’s new name was a *royal* anticlimax (TfL’s imagination was clearly running as dry as our puns), we are still pretty hyped for this one. The new¬†Elizabeth Line, launching in December 2018 (or so they say…) will connect parts of Essex, Buckinghamshire and Reading to central London, meaning for passengers travelling east-bound from Stratford, The Only Way really Is Essex. Bah Dum Tsh.

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According to transport chiefs, journey times from central London to Heathrow will be 20 minutes faster than before, which gets a big cheer from everybody, whilst districts just outside the capital will be a mere 45 minutes away. When you think about how long it takes to drive anywhere in rush hour, that’s basically lightening speed.

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Apart from the rather questionable choice of colour scheme – although we guess there are only so many colours in the rainbow – there was one massive mistake on the new map. The colour-coding of the wheelchair sign used to indicate whether stations have step-free access all the way to trains, or only to the platforms, has been reversed compared with the normal Tube map. Which in our eyes, is a royal blunder.