Author: BOLAJI BABAFEMI

Britain's Queen Elizabeth attends the formal unveiling of the new logo for Crossrail, which is to be named the Elizabeth line, at the construction site of the Bond Street station in central London, February 23, 2016.   REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool - RTX286VG

Lizzie’s Line: Queen’s Roundel Trip

Purple patch: Scroll either way to see the Queen ride the Piccadilly line to open Heathrow extension in 1977 and unveiling the new Elizabeth line at Bond Street in 2016 Queen Elizabeth II seemed genuinely pleased at getting her name on the iconic London Underground roundel as the new multibillion-pound Crossrail line was named after her. Her Majesty, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch visited the under-construction Crossrail station at Bond Street as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced that the new railway will be known as the Elizabeth line in her honour. A carefully-kept secret for such a long-running project which surprisingly did not leak, a feat in itself. The Elizabeth line with its royal purple livery is expected to transform travel across the city and will see 24 trains per hour running in each direction when the central section of the Transport for London (TfL) run railway opens in 2018. The Queen was presented with a commemorative Elizabeth roundel, and met a wide range of people involved in the construction of Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project. This marks the …