For the first time, the Queen Elizabeth was able to witness the full crossrail project, which has named after her. She accompanied her youngest son on an official visit to the finished Elizabeth Line.
With the head of state having persistent mobility issues, her attendance has not made public in advance. However, organisers have informed that there was a chance she may be able to attend.
The country’s longest-serving head of state is less than two weeks away from her Platinum Jubilee celebration weekend. Queen Elizabeth attended celebration to honour the completion of the Crossrail project.
A slew of obstacles including construction delays and signalling system troubles. The East-West rail project known as Crossrail has delayed and over budget. According to 2010 estimates, it has to finish in December 2018 with a budget of $14.8 billion. Estimated costs include £5.1 billion from the government’s coffers.
Passengers will be able to board the Elizabeth line on May 24. Using the Elizabeth line, travellers will be able to go farther and faster around the city.
It will span from Berkshire’s Reading to west London’s Heathrow Airport. Then on to Essex’s Shenfield and south London’s Abbey Wood. There will be three separate phases of train service, which will combine in the fall.