The original Elizabeth Line shocked by Crossrail announcement

By Gemma Strong

A New Yorker named Elizabeth Line was shocked when she woke to find her name trending on Twitter. "I got a text from a girlfriend, and I was like, 'Oh no, what have I done? Am I going to embarrass my family and friends?'" she told BBC Five Live about initially thinking the worst.

However, upon further investigation she discovered her reputation was still intact – the Transport for London had announced they were going to name the new Crossrail Line in London after the Queen.

The real Elizabeth Line has been enjoying her new-found fame

Mystery solved, Elizabeth decided to enjoy her brush with fame. She uploaded an image on Instagram of the Queen next to an 'Elizabeth Line' sign, and wrote: "What an amazing honour. Just wish the Queen would give it a rest with the photobombs."

Elizabeth also sent a funny tweet to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York: "Ok @MTA, your move."

The New Yorker also sent a funny tweet to the MTA

Speaking to the indy100 of her initial reaction, Elizabeth – an employee at Conde Nast - said: "I wracked my brain to make sure I hadn’t done anything that would cause my family any embarrassment. Once I found out about the Crossrail naming, I settled comfortably into my 15 minutes.

"I'm looking forward to doing my part to calm the frustrations of stressed commuters in the future. I live in NYC, so I'm sympathetic."

The Queen visited the construction site of the new Crossrail service at Bond Street on Tuesday, and unveiled a plaque that revealed the new route across London will be called the Elizabeth Line in her honour.

Queen in front of Elizabeth Line The Queen pictured at the Elizabeth Line construction site

It's thought Mayor Boris Johnson came up with the idea to name the £15billion route after the monarch. He said: "Queen Elizabeth has given extraordinary service to this country over an unprecedented period and it is entirely right that she should be honoured with a living tribute that will last for centuries."

Transport Secretary Patrick McCloughlin added: "Given Her Majesty's long association with UK transport, it is very fitting that this vital link across our capital will be named the Elizabeth Line in her honour."

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