Queen Elizabeth made an amazing appearance at the opening ceremony of the London train

The King, walking with a stick, wore a bright yellow robe and hat at Paddington Station in west London, to open the Elizabeth Line, named after him.

He was given a pre-paid oyster travel card at Tuesday’s event, but did not use the train line himself.

The Queen was accompanied by her son Prince Edward and was welcomed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The Elizabeth Line is named after the British King.

The Elizabeth Line is named after the British King.

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The 96-year-old King suffers from mobility problems and has canceled several appearances in recent months, including the opening of parliament last week.

Opening parliament is an important constitutional responsibility and cannot happen without a king. The Queen was to be entrusted with the task by Charles, Prince of Wales, and William, Duke of Cambridge, who was the State Counselor.

The Elizabeth Line, known as Crossrail when it was under construction, was built on a much larger scale than the existing “tube” line in the city. The first phase is open to the public on May 24.

Picture of the Queen using an Oyster card machine.

Picture of the Queen using an Oyster card machine.

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The 62-mile network is built around a core of 26-mile brand-new tunnels through central London, bound with incredible precision under one of the most densely developed cities in the world.

At the height of construction, Crossrail was the largest engineering project in Europe.

Weaving around the Twin Tunnels, 20 feet in diameter and up to 40 meters (130 feet) deep, the building foundation, the London Underground Tunnel, and countless other structures and utilities.

They took three years to excavate between 2012 and 2015 using eight 1,000-ton tunnel boring machines.

Pre-epidemic estimates predict that about 200 million passengers a year would be expected to use the Elizabeth Line when it is fully open, but that number has been cast into doubt by the rapid change in the type of work.

CNN’s Ben Jones contributed to this report.

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