It’s official. Crossrail has been given a new name. It’s to be called the Elizabeth Line when the service opens to passengers through central London in December 2018, as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. How do we know it’s official? It’s all down to the design and installation of a new sign for the Elizabeth Line. The graphic roundel, with its distinctive (regal) purple livery, is a symbol of progress for this important rail route, since the Elizabeth Line is one of the biggest construction projects in Europe. It’s a great reminder of the power of signage.
The name itself is not without controversy, with some commentators highlighting the irony of naming a publicly funded line after the Queen who has rarely set foot on public transport. But others think it’s a fitting tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
Rail sign unveiled
Elizabeth Line: Crossrail to be named in honour of Her Majesty the Queen
New sign is a powerful emblem
By teaming the announcement with the unveiling of the new rail signage by the Queen, the project gained widespread media coverage. The sign is a strong symbol of this epic development project and the new opportunities it will bring. The modest sign symbolises a massive step forward:
- 42 kilometres of Elizabeth Line tunnels have been constructed under the London streetscape
- 10,000 people work on the Elizabeth Line at more than 40 different construction sites
- the new 118 kilometre line from Reading in the west across London to Abbey Wood in the east, will increase rail capacity by 10%
- the Elizabeth Line will bring an extra 1.5 million people within 45 minutes’ travel of central London.
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