London's latest subterranean commuter route, Crossrail's Elizabeth Line, has prompted change to the capital's iconic Tube map once again.
Transport for London's (TfL) newest version of the Underground map shows how the capital's transport will be look by 2019.
Unveiling the name of the new line on Tuesday, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, 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.”
— Transport for London (@TfL) February 23, 2016
Johnson is believed to have come up with the name himself.
It will initially be known as Crossrail, before becoming the Elizabeth Line once trains begin to run through central London.
UKIP's response to Crossrail being renamed the Elizabeth Line is peak UKIP. pic.twitter.com/GarNTkPfyv
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) February 23, 2016
"Elizabeth Line" sounds like a small Home Counties boutique specialising in lilac satin Mother of the Bride outfits #CrossRail
— Alex T Smith (@Alex_T_Smith) February 23, 2016
Surely, with the Jubilee Line already in existence, renaming Crossrail the Elizabeth Line is slight overkill...? https://t.co/UMyz7U64QQ
— Philippa Wolff (@PhiliRW) February 23, 2016
— Jonathan Lomax (@jonathanlomax) February 23, 2016
May 2015: TfL Rail services opened between Liverpool Street Main Line and Shenfield.
May 2017: The first new train enters passenger service.
May 2018: TfL Rail service opens between Paddington (National Rail) and Heathrow Terminal 4, replacing the existing Heathrow Connect service and part of the Great Western inner suburban service.
December 2018: The Elizabeth line opens between Paddington and Abbey Wood.
May 2019: The Elizabeth line extends from Shenfield to Paddington.
December 2019: The Elizabeth line is fully open, extending to Reading and Heathrow Terminal 4.
In May next year a fleet of 66 Class 345 trains built by Bombardier in Derby will begin operating on the route.
Crossrail Under Construction