Theresa welcomes announcement that Crossrail will be known as ‘The Elizabeth Line’

Theresa May has welcomed the news that Crossrail will be named the Elizabeth Line in honour of Her Majesty The Queen. The line will serve Maidenhead and Twyford from 2019 and provide a through-service from Paddington to central London and Canary Wharf. The announcement was made at a ceremony at Bond Street station, where the Queen was presented with a commemorative Elizabeth roundel.

Theresa recently met the Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd to discuss the progress of the project and how it can best work for local residents in Maidenhead and Twyford. It is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Construction for the new railway is now over 70 per cent complete and is being delivered on time and within budget.

Commenting, Theresa said: “I am delighted that this new service will be known as the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen. The Elizabeth Line will be an important addition to the train services on offer in Maidenhead and Twyford, and will be an important part of the South East’s transport infrastructure for generations to come. It is fitting that the line will be named after our longest-serving monarch.”