The project consists in implementing a regional express railway network serving London from east to west. The line will start at Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, cross the centre of London, and reach Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, stopping at 37 stations along the way. Named the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen, this railway link will connect The City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport with suburban areas east and west of the capital. This project of pharaonic scope aims to cut travel times by half. Set to launch in 2018, Crossrail will include 21 kilometres of twin-tube tunnels below central London, linking existing rail lines at Paddington to the west and at Stratford and Woolwich to the east. In 2016, it was the largest ongoing public transport project in Europe at more than 100 kilometres in length.