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London, new metro map: line names and colors change

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The iconic London Underground map has changed and will be redone with 6 new names for the lines and as many new colours. In the map originally drawn by Harry Beck in 1933 you can see a set of orange railway lines, mostly orbiting around the city, known as London Overground. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, hopes with the new map to bring some clarity to the suburban rail network which, created in 2007 from the effective merger of previous routes, has grown to carry more than 3 million passengers a week across over 160 kilometers of railway and 113 stations. “Giving each Overground line its own distinct color and identity will make it simpler and easier for passengers to get around,” Khan said, “in rethinking the London Underground map, we are also honoring and celebrating different parts of London’s unique history and local culture. city”.

Transport for London plans to complete the full rebrand by the end of the year.

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The lines renamed and marked with a double stroke will be the yellow ‘Lioness’, which crosses Wembley Stadium in north London and honors the recent successes of the English women’s football team, will be represented by double yellow lines on the map; the blue ‘Mildmay’, a tribute to the small charity hospital in east London which cared for Londoners, particularly those suffering from Aids in the early days of the disease in the 1980s; the red ‘Windrush’, commemorating the ship which landed near London in 1948, carrying more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean to a new life in the UK. Of the latter, some stations on the line are home to historic black communities, such as Peckham Rye and West Croydon.

London Metro, 6 new names and colors on the map

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The fourth new brown line will be ‘Weaver’, running from the heart of the Liverpool Street financial district to places such as Spitalfields, Bethnal Green and Hackney, where the textile trade flourished. The fifth will be the green ‘Suffragette’, which celebrates the role of the workers’ movement in the east of the city in the fight for women’s rights and extends to Barking, home of the longest-serving suffragette, Annie Huggett, who died aged 103 years in 1996. Finally the sixth, the grey, will be ‘Liberty’, which celebrates the eternal freedoms of the city and passes through Havering, which historically has had more self-government than other places in the city.

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