The Elizabeth line is open!

One wonders whether it’s called that as it almost took as long to build as our monarch has reigned, or perhaps just because it’s as expensive as royalty?  Or course, most of us will know it as Crossrail…

Ron was there….

Abbey Wood Station….


The train interior….


And on to Paddington, where the service terminates at the moment.  Trains to Shenfield and through trains will follow later in the year and next year.  Sensibly, they are opening the line a section at a time.  I’m interested to see the safety doors on the platform, like they have fitted in Hong Kong and Singapore for years.  They are also useful in allowing the air-conditioning to work without losing all the cold air down the tunnel every time a train pulls in.  


And so was Jago Hazzard, who made his usual amusing video…

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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