East London train travellers can now ride the Elizabeth line directly into the heart of the capital.

On Sunday (November 6), through routes began on each branch of the line into central London.

The move means east London passengers no longer have to change at Liverpool Street to continue their journey on the line.

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One section of the line begins at Shenfield in Essex, and passes through Brentwood, Harold Wood, Gidea Park, Romford, Chadwell Heath, Goodmayes, Seven Kings, Ilford, Manor Park, Forest Gate, Maryland and Stratford.

Another branch begins at Abbey Wood and stops at Custom House and Canary Wharf.

Both then call at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street but the connection of both branches to the line's central tunnels now sees them able to proceed to other stations in central London.

East London passengers can now travel directly to Paddington but they must change to proceed further west on the line.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joined transport leaders to ride the £19 billion railway from Stratford to Paddington on Sunday morning.

He said: "This development is a huge moment for the capital’s connectivity, revolutionising the way we travel across London, allowing people to travel from Stratford in the east of London to Paddington in the west of London in just 19 minutes.

"This new stage of the Elizabeth line will bring a huge boost to our city – including encouraging people to make the most of the capital and will help support businesses in the heart of our city.

"I’m so proud of this transformational addition to our public transport network."

Transport for London said a "small number" of services will not run directly through into the central tunnels and some customers may need to change at Liverpool Street, "particularly" on early morning services.

Engineering work is also planned on November 12 and the weekend of November 19 and 20 when no service will run on the Elizabeth line between Shenfield and Liverpool Street/Whitechapel.

Originally called Crossrail, the line was initially planned to open in 2018 but was hit by a number of setbacks.

The first services started running in May.