Nine years after construction began, the new ยฃ14.8 billion Elizabeth Line has started running tests in south-east London, with the first journey taking place in Paddington this week.

The line is expected to open just before December 2018 and will span across ten new stations across London. The Elizabeth line is expected to get from Paddington to Liverpool street in just ten minutes, and from Bond Street to Paddington in just three minutes.