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THE LIONESS: Watford Junction to London Euston Overground line renamed

 Published on: 15th February 2024   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

The overground line from Watford Junction to London Euston will now be known as the Lioness line, as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) renaming of the London Overground.

As of today (Thursday, February 15), the six Overground lines have been given new names and colours. The map is now made up of Liberty, Mildmay, Suffragette, Weaver, Windrush, and Lioness, which was once Watford Junction to London Euston and is now yellow in colour.

The line plays homage to the England women’s football team, who were triumphant in the UEFA Euro in 2022 and made the final of the World Cup a year later.

TfL states that following the team’s success, 2.3 million more women and girls were inspired to play football.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “There are so many fascinating, and often forgotten, stories from our city that should be told and remembered. Naming the lines will not only help educate visitors about our amazing city and its incredible history but will also make it easier for people who live, work, or visit London to navigate the city.”

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “I fully support the new names for London Overground lines. Renaming the Watford to Euston line as the Lioness line honours the England women’s football team’s remarkable achievements, including those of hometown hero and record-breaker Kelly Smith.

“My family and I have avidly supported the Lionesses in major tournaments, and their success has rightfully elevated women’s football. The Lioness line will serve as a proud reminder of their accomplishments and their well-deserved place in the spotlight.

“Their impact also resonates deeply within our community, inspiring local girls’ teams like Garston Ladies, LGDA Football Club, Watford Ladies FC, Sun Sports Youth, Herons Youth, Watford Youth Sports, and more, fostering a new generation of talent and passion for the beautiful game.'”

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