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Inside the Elizabeth Line -- the biggest-ever upgrade to the London Tube, complete with brand-new trains

  • We got a look inside Farringdon, one of 41 new stations built for the Elizabeth line.
  • New trains have been built specifically for the new service, which can carry 1,500 passengers.
  • The new line will launch in December 2018.

Business Insider got an inside look at London’s new Elizabeth Line.

The Elizabeth line is a massive upgrade to the existing underground system. The £14.8 billion project, which connects 30 existing stations with 26 miles of new tunnels, is the biggest construction project ever undertaken in Europe.

Services from Liverpool Street to Shenfield will open in December 2018 with the full line being operational by the end of 2019.

The section of the line that will be operational from December 2018 has now been illustrated on an updated Tube map.

We visited Farringdon to see what to expect once the line officially opens.

Produced and filmed by David Ibekwe.

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