Transport

Elizabeth line opens

Elizabeth line opens

Crowds queue at Paddington to be among the first to travel on the new Elizabeth line

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Elizabeth line opens

The £20 billion Elizabeth line has opened to Londoners with much fanfare after people queued throughout the night to take the first trains from Paddington and Abbey Wood.

Elizabeth line opens

Crowds wait in line to board the first train to carry passengers from Paddington

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Elizabeth line opens

Sadiq Khan taps his Oyster card as he goes through the barriers

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Elizabeth line opens

Saiq Khan and TfL Commissioner Andy Byford aboard the first train to carry passengers as it approaches Tottenham Court Road Station

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Elizabeth line opens

TfL lend a helping hand to passenegers at Paddington

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Elizabeth line opens

Rail enthusiasts pose beneath a sign while wearing paper masks

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Elizabeth line opens

Passengers on board one of the first Elizabeth Line trains

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Elizabeth line opens

Sadiq Khan embraces Andy Byford as they travel on the first eastbound train

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