he Earl of Wessex will mark the completion of London’s Crossrail venture by travelling on the Elizabeth line.
He’ll meet employees who’ve been key to the venture and who will run the railway, together with practice drivers, station employees and apprentices.
The earl will unveil a plaque earlier than utilizing a commemorative Oyster card to buy the Elizabeth line’s first ticket.
He’ll then journey on board a practice to Tottenham Court docket Highway station earlier than returning to Paddington.
The Elizabeth line, named in honour of his mom the Queen, will open to passengers on Might 24.
It was hoped the top of state could be concerned within the opening however she has missed a variety of main occasions this yr resulting from ongoing issues together with her mobility.
Crossrail, the venture to construct the brand new east-west railway, was delayed and over price range resulting from quite a few points together with building difficulties and problems putting in signalling programs.
It was resulting from be accomplished in December 2018 and was set a price range of £14.8 billion in 2010.
The entire value has been estimated at £18.9 billion, together with £5.1 billion from the Authorities.
The Elizabeth line will increase capability and reduce journey occasions for journey throughout the capital.
It is going to stretch from Studying, in Berkshire, and Heathrow Airport, in west London, to Shenfield, in Essex, and Abbey Wooden, in south-east London.
Trains will initially function in three sections, that are anticipated to be built-in within the autumn.