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23/02/2016 12:44 GMT | Updated 30/03/2016 13:59 BST

Crossrail Line Named The Elizabeth Line, Boris Johnson Reveals At Unveiling In Bond St

The new Crossrail line has been revealed - although plenty of commuters have offered their own suggestions too.

The line will be named the Elizabeth Line after the Queen, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Elizabeth Line will appear purple on the Tube Map and will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via central London.

The new name was announced as the Queen visited Bond Street station with Boris Johnson.

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The Queen meets with Boris Johnson at Bond Street station

According to the Evening Standard, the Mayor of London said: “Queen Elizabeth has given extraordinary service to this country over an unprecedented period and it is entirely right that she should be honoured with a living tribute that will last for centuries.”

Johnson is believed to have come up with the name himself.

The first section of the line is set to open in May this year, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

It will initially be known as Crossrail, before becoming the Elizabeth line once trains begin to run through central London.

Reaction to the announcement was mixed, with some supporting the new name...

While others were less pleased...

And, of course, there was many a joke cracked over the name...

The Queen already has one Tube line named in her honour - the Jubilee line - and there is also named after her ancestor Queen Victoria.

She has also made many visits to the transport network through the years...

Queen Elizabeth On The Underground