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Crossrail Route Map: Elizabeth Line Tube route Shows How London's Underground Will Look Like By 2019

09/03/2016 16:43 GMT | Updated 30/11/2016 14:47 GMT

Crossrail's £15bn Elizabeth Line is prompting yet more changes to the capital's iconic Tube map.

The first section of the Elizabeth Line between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield in Essex has already opened, albeit under the branding of TFL Rail.

Transport for London's (TfL) newest version of the Underground map shows how the capital's transport will look by 2019 once the massive project is fully complete.

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When Does It Open?

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.

Elizabeth Line Route Map

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Proposed Crossrail 2 Route Map

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What The New Crossrail Trains Will Look Like

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

Crossrail Construction

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