Rail industry welcomes opening of "bold" Elizabeth line
On the day that the Elizabeth line opens, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) has welcomed it as a "bold" project which will boost rail's future and drive economic growth for the entire country.
RIA represents over 300 rail businesses around the UK, many of whom were involved in the construction and operation of the new Elizabeth line.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), commented: “The Elizabeth line really is an exceptional achievement for TfL, Government and the UK railway industry. It is a bold project that will not only transform how passengers travel across London, but it will also boost economic growth for the capital and the country as a whole.
“Railway businesses from all over the UK have played a key role in making this landmark project happen, whether train manufacturing in Derby, station construction in the East Midlands, signalling expertise from Chippenham and Stockport, or telecoms in London. Furthermore, the scheme has supported thousands of skilled railway jobs and significant investment in other parts of the economy beyond rail.
“With passengers now returning there is a strong long-term future for rail, and the Elizabeth line will make that future even brighter.”
Image - Representatives from RIA, Alstom and Siemens Mobility at Paddington Elizabeth line Station