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The Elizabeth Line in London is to get ten new trains, in information that may is definite to be welcomed by passengers in Essex, the capital, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

The line, opened in May 2022, has been ferrying passengers into central London and thru to Heathrow Airport.

However, Sadiq Khan had beforehand branded the road “not good enough” following a slate of techincal failures. The worst of which noticed round 4000 passengers stranded close to Ladbroke Grove in December 2023.

The Mayor of London allotted virtually £140 million to fight the problems on the road, and now the Government has secured 10 new trains from UK agency Alstom.

The Department of Transport stated of the transfer: “The government has today (14 June 2024) confirmed funding for TfL to procure 10 new Elizabeth Line trains from the UK-based train manufacturer, Alstom.

“Following cautious consideration of TfL’s enterprise case, the federal government has authorized TfL’s request for funding for the extra trains.

“The trains are needed due to strong passenger demand, expected growth on the Elizabeth Line, and will allow TfL to increase capacity on the network in the coming years.”

In February, Express.co.uk reported that just one in three trains to Paddington arrive on time.

Marcus Jones, the workplace’s new route director, admitted efficiency “hasn’t been good enough” and that the community has been “consistently letting down customers”.

He added that they “cannot guarantee a service every day”.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1911465/elizabeth-line-new-trains