According to a recent survey, nearly half of Londoners have ridden the Elizabeth line since it debuted in May 2022.
According to a YouGov survey that was shared with the PA news agency, 45% of residents of the capital have used the £19 billion train at least once.
Up from 24% in July of the previous year.
Those between the ages of 18 and 24 are most likely to have used it (53%), according to the newest poll, which was conducted in late January.
Those 25 to 49 years old come in second at 49%, followed by those 50 to 64 years old at 39% and those over 65 in London at just 29%.
Those who claimed they made a particular effort to visit the railway have decreased from 37% in July 2022 to 25% today, indicating that it has ingrained itself more deeply into people’s regular life.
The flexible office provider WeWork has seen a rise in demand for its facilities close to Elizabeth line stations since services began, according to a report published earlier this month on the commercial real estate news website Bisnow.
Between the opening of the railway and November of last year, flexible bookings at those locations increased by an average of 28%.
The Elizabeth line connects Heathrow Airport in west London and Reading in Berkshire with Abbey Wood in south-east London and Shenfield in Essex.
It travels via tunnels created as part of the Crossrail project between Abbey Wood and Paddington in west London.
On the line, more than 100 million trips have been taken.
On February 1, Transport for London (TfL) reported that daily ridership is “beyond planned levels” at about 600,000.
At the conclusion of the fiscal year 2023–2024, the railway is “on pace to break even,” according to the statement’s addition.
Crossrail encountered many problems, such as delays in the construction process and problems with the installation of signaling systems.
In 2010, a budget of £14.8 billion was allocated for it, with a completion date of December 2018.
An estimated £18.9 billion will be spent in total, with £5.1 billion coming from the government.