The Elizabeth line is set to get a new fleet of trains so it can continue to meet demand into the 2030s.

Transport for London (TfL) has secured government funding to build ten new trains.

Despite only opening two years ago, the Elizabeth line is set to have its service future-proofed with the new carriages.

These modern additions are needed because of strong passenger demand, expected growth on the line, and to allow TfL to increase capacity on the network in the coming years, the Department for Transport said.

TfL awarded Alstom, based in Derby, a £370 million contract to manufacture this new fleet.

The contract specifies the building of ten new nine-car Aventra trains, alongside managing their maintenance until 2046.

The Elizabeth line currently has a fleet of 70 Aventra trains, also built by Alstom, but TfL is worried this won't be enough to keep up with demand over the next decade.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "I'm delighted that ministers have confirmed the funding for these state-of-the art trains.

"The transformational Elizabeth line is the fastest-growing railway in the UK, with more than 350 million journeys made on the line since its opening.

"It is significantly helping to drive recovery from the pandemic and adding an estimated £42 billion to the UK economy."