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Secrets of the Elizabeth Line

  • Published on Aug 14, 2022
  • The Elizabeth Line / Crossrail / Purple Train finally gets its own 'Secrets' video! Seeing as so many people asked ... :-) So we went out to show you all the things that you may not have spotted about London's newest railway line.
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    With thanks to Diamond Geezer for the Heathrow Ticket pictures.
    Note: There is also an OLD video called 'Secrets of the Elizabeth Line' that was an April Fool's that i made for the Londonist Channel back in 2019 - where two of my joke predications actually came true!
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Comments • 841

  • Geoff Marshall

    When you spot the Easter Egg ... this is the thread to say you've seen it! ;-)

  • YouTube
    YouTube  +393

    the lizzie line is different level 😍

  • Gareth Taylor

    I tricked my wife into a weekend in London solely for the purpose of riding the EL. I was absolutely blown away by it, the design and engineering is star trek like , unreal.

  • Chris Silk
    Chris Silk  +204

    We all know Geoff's attention to detail is fantastic, but let's not overlook how this filters through to his shooting style and video editing too - you can see how he's thinking ahead to a seamless finished product right from the start. Thanks Geoff! Plus I think some of these new stations look like they could be great locations for street photography. Looking forward to visiting the Elizabeth Line!

  • Matthew Kiff

    Ever since finding this series I’ve always pointed out the elephant in the room at Waterloo to non-Londoners coming to visit and they find it hilarious. Thanks Geoff!

  • BenFromXonos

    Wooooo!! Welcome back Geoff! Hope you're doing as well as you can be. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration for so many people and we are all immensely proud of you.

  • Victoria SMC

    The lift and escalator going at the same speed is actually brilliant because if you've got a group of people and one of them needs to use the lift, no-one has to wait for each other.

  • Sam M
    Sam M  +75

    Would be fun if the Corporation of London could install a little boundary dragon at Farringdon, at the point the station crosses into the City!

  • Timothy Leberl

    I just knew it was coming. But when Geoff tried to keep saying 'If I was doing Secrets of the Elizabeth Line which I'm not' I knew at some point he would but what I didn't expect was for it to be out so soon. Soo happy you made this video Geoff I will sure looks out for all this when I'm next on it, keep it up mate 👍

  • Paul Harper

    The advert surround effect is due to the totems being exactly in the centre of the walkway tunnel. That means that the distance from the viewer to the advertising panels, both directly viewed and as a reflection, is exactly the same and therefore, by default, they have no option but to align. Physics. Great, isn’t it?!

  • Maymunooo
    Maymunooo  +61

    The most awaited addition to the series!

  • Remster LDN

    Geoff needs to do an abandoned video of the old Moorgate branch that ran between Moorgate and Barbican on Thameslink


    After all these years, the series that made this channel is back!

  • Psycho Rabbit

    Geoff, your videos are amazing! Your channel is where I go whenever I need some trains in my day. Thank you for creating videos, and sharing them with us. We love you Geoff!

  • miss B
    miss B 14 days ago +4

    I’m glad the beautiful lizline opened in Her Majesty’s presence and she got to see a train line in her very Own name😭💔 Love you Queen, You are irreplaceable

  • Spitfire Gaming

    Literally just finished binge watching all the others yesterday - was in London last week for the first time ever and rode on the tube loads! Impeccable timing!!!

    EVILBUNNY28 14 days ago +1

    Another interesting thing to note is since Wargrave, Shiplake and Henley-On-Thames have been added to the contactless network, it is way cheaper to reach these stations by tapp your contactless card than to buy a train ticket, even when using a railcard.

  • MrRobbiepee

    The posh new front entrance to Ilford is still a building site, so isn't ready yet. When it is (eventually) finished, it will include step free access.

  • alfie boy

    I’ve missed the secret of… it’s a good series. Keep the videos up ever since I came across you you’ve made me start travelling and seeing beautiful amazing sights

  • Theo Higgins
    Theo Higgins 28 days ago +2

    It's absolutely surreal to hear Geoff say "Ilford" and see him standing outside Manor Park.