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Transport for London announce London Overground rebrand

Transport for London announced plans to rebrand the London Overground lines by the end of 2024, with each of the network’s six lines to receive their own name and colour.

The new name will aim to make navigating the Overground easier for commuters while reflecting London’s diverse history.

Among the upcoming changes including names such as the Suffragette and Windrush lines.

Commuter Paul Mowatt said: ”I think it’s quite a good idea.

”I think it might make the geography more interesting for people travelling on the lines themselves.

”It’s also a great way of referencing causes from the past and those people who strived for change.

”You have to understand your past to have a future and it’s important to remember that.”

Caleb, who’s in tech sales, said: ”I think people forget what they [Suffragettes] went through.’

”I think a lot of people these days expect to get things handed to them and forget the suffering that enabled their freedoms.

”I also like the Lioness line, that’s superb.”

On the Lioness line not including a reference to the England men’s team, Caleb added: ”I would say Gareth [Southgate] needs to bring home some silverware – it’s as simple as that.”

Fellow commuter Mike, meanwhile, had a broadly positive view of the changes.

But he was less impressed with the soon-to-be christened Lioness line, so named in honour of the England women’s national team who ended the country’s 52-year wait for a major footballing trophy.

Mike said: ”All the other ones I can agree with, they’ve got history.

”With the Lionesses, we hone in too much on their success last year or the year before.

”The other ones are so much more significant in my opinion.

”Other people might think differently, but I lived through the 1966 World Cup and that was more significant.”

The full list of London Overground lines to be renamed and their respective colours are as follows:

  • Euston to Watford Junction line (Lioness line and Yellow)
  • Stratford to Richmond/Clapham Junction line (Mildmay line and Blue)
  • Highbury & Islington to New Cross/Crystal Palace/West Croydon/Clapham Junction line (Windrush line and Red)
  • Liverpool Street to Cheshunt/Enfield Town/Chingford line (Weaver line and maroon)
  • Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside line (Suffragette line and green)
  • Romford to Upminster line (Liberty line and grey)

London Overground will remain the umbrella brand for the network, with the orange roundel to be retained, and Overground services will not be affected by these changes.

For the new Overground map, click here.

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