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The Gallery | Elizabeth line testing as launch looms

Elizabeth line trains are shown running through new station infrastructure in a series of images released by Transport for London.

The test train ran from Abbey Wood to the Victoria Dock Portal and through the new station at Custom House. It follows the first Elizabeth line train test, which took place in the tunnels in February.

Infrastructure testing on the line will continue until the Elizabeth line’s much-publicised opening date in December this year.

The project had suffered setbacks earlier in the year after design flaws and testing problems threatened to push the opening date back. Cost pressures are also mounting on the £14.8bn scheme.

However, Crossrail Ltd has said the Elizabeth line remains on track to open in December when the line will run between Paddington and Abbey Wood, Liverpool Street and Shenfield and between Paddington and Heathrow. Full services will be up and running by the end of 2019.

 

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