Memorabilia sold to celebrate the opening of the new Elizabeth line include a £2,500 sofa

You’ve traveled the Elizabeth line…now get the sofa: Souvenirs sold to celebrate the opening of the new rail link include £9 socks, a £38 toiletry bag and a £2,500 sofa

  • An abundance of memorabilia has been released to celebrate the Elizabeth line
  • Socks, toiletry bags, cushions and even sofas are covered with its fabric
  • Queues of customers lined up at Paddington station to buy souvenirs
  • The £18.9billion line officially launched today with 130,000 passengers

An abundance of memorabilia celebrating today’s launch of the Elizabeth line on the London Underground has hit the shelves – and it seems shoppers can’t get enough.

Socks, toiletry bags, cushions and even a range of sofas are just some of the products using the colors and logo of the newly opened line.

A stylish £60 tote bag and a £2,500 three-seater sofa upholstered in the colors of the Elizabeth line are available from the London Transport Museum. Souvenir shop.

When the line launched at Paddington station today, queues of customers gathered in its shop to buy themed souvenirs.

Ian Mansfield tweeted: ‘The Paddington Station Stall is doing a roaring trade in Elizabeth Line memorabilia as people buy their day one memorabilia.

Around 130,000 people traveled on the £18.9billion Elizabeth Line railway in London during the first hours of operation on Tuesday morning.

Ian Mansfield tweeted: ‘The Paddington Station Stall is doing a roaring trade in Elizabeth Line memorabilia as people buy their day one memorabilia.

A stylish £60 colour-themed tote bag from the Elizabeth line is available from the London Transport Museum gift shop.

A stylish £60 colour-themed tote bag from the Elizabeth line is available from the London Transport Museum gift shop.

For £2,500 collectors can buy a 3-seater sofa upholstered in the colors of the new line

For £2,500 collectors can buy a 3-seater sofa upholstered in the colors of the new line

Hundreds of transport enthusiasts gathered at stations in Paddington, west London and Abbey Wood, south-east London to be on the first trains which left shortly after 6.30am.

Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Andy Byford said the service was running “so far so good” and “on time”.

Paddington station was closed for around half an hour due to the activation of a fire alarm.

TfL said around 130,000 journeys have been made by 10 a.m. on the entire line, which stretches from Reading in Berkshire and Heathrow Airport in west London to Abbey Wood in South East London and Shenfield in Essex.

About 65,000 of these involved the new central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who traveled on Paddington’s first start, said it was “a fantastic day”.

He told the PA News Agency: ‘It was fantastic to see these amazing stations being used by members of the public.

“It’s one of those pinch moments.

“We are seeing an expansion of public transport in London that we have not seen for over 50 years.”

For £60 shoppers can purchase a cushion covered in the colors of the Elizabeth line

For £60 shoppers can purchase a cushion covered in the colors of the Elizabeth line

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: ‘Absolutely delighted the Elizabeth Line is open to the public today.

“Long-term investment in UK infrastructure is paying off – this project alone supporting 55,000 new jobs, 1,000 apprenticeships and is expected to boost the UK economy by £42bn.”

The Elizabeth line initially operates in three separate sections, which are expected to be integrated in the fall.

Rail demand has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

TfL estimates that the annual number of passengers will not reach 170 million by 2026.

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