England women’s team has ‘Lioness line’ named after it on London’s tube network

The England women’s football team have had a line on London’s Overground network named after them.

The ‘Lioness’ line — taking inspiration from the team’s ‘Lionesses’ nickname — is one of several additions to the London Underground tube map, with the Overground line split into six “to make the network easier to navigate and to ensure London’s transport system reflects its rich and diverse history”.

Transport for London (TfL), which runs the tube network, says the Lioness line “celebrates the phenomenal success and legacy of the England women’s football team”.

TfL announced last August that the Overground line would be split and revealed the new names on Thursday.

The Lioness line will encompass the stretch of the Overground from Watford Junction, located in the county of Hertfordshire to the north-west of London, into Euston and run through Wembley — where the England team won the European Championship on home soil in the summer of 2022.

The other new lines replacing the Overground are the Liberty line, representing the motto of the borough of Havering, the Mildmay line, named after an NHS hospital, the Suffragette line, celebrating the movement which gave women the right to vote, the Weaver line, marking an area shaped by London’s textiles community, and the Windrush line, honouring the generation of Caribbean migrants in London. The rebranded lines will launch later in 2024.



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