Elizabeth line: Passenger numbers soar by 41% in three months

The soaring popularity of the Elizabeth line was revealed on Thursday as figures showed a 41 per cent increase in passengers in three months.The £20bn line, which opened through central London last May, carried 62.2m passengers between October and December – up from the 44.1m who used the line between July and September.This means that one in six of all UK rail journeys are now made on the Elizabeth line.