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« on: February 24, 2021, 10:49:07 pm »

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London Underground: The utterly bonkers names considered for the Northern Line

It could have had a name part inspired by an Egyptian mummy

What name might have been used for other lines ... not only underground ...
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 07:40:16 pm »

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London Underground: The utterly bonkers names considered for the Northern Line

It could have had a name part inspired by an Egyptian mummy

What name might have been used for other lines ... not only underground ...

I've been getting a lot of non news stories from MyLondon in my news feeds recently. The "journalists" seem to love digging up trivia, especially "things you may not know about" concentrating almost exclusively on the underground.   
There seems to be very little local news reporting at the moment (and there wasn't a great deal before March 2020 either) Sad
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 10:40:43 pm »

There seems to be very little local news reporting at the moment.

Don't I know it in other quarters too ... but with only 1 in 5 travelling, perhaps it's natural that there's only 1 in 5 passenger questions.  In a way, thank goodness, as there's been much more than news happening.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 10:41:10 am »

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Possible replacements put forward included Edgmor, Mordenware, Medgeway and Edgmorden.
I do like Mordenware. We have a kitchen full of it.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 08:23:02 pm »

It's possible that the Northern Line could be split in two and a new name needed.

This is an old story from The Londonist from May 2016.
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The idea of splitting up the Northern line isn't crazy. It originally was two separate lines — the City and South London Railway (running from Morden via Bank to Camden Town) and the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (running from Kennington to Edgware via Charing Cross, with a spur to Archway from Camden Town).

The name "Northern line" came into existence in 1937, bolting together all the various bits that confuse tourists, and Londoners who aren't paying attention, to this day. Wouldn't it be easier to untangle it and have simpler routes?

That's something Transport for London have been wanting to do for a while — and a document from July 2015 (PDF) proposes the Northern line will be split by April 2023. By getting rid of the bottleneck at Camden, where lines cross over, TfL» (Transport for London - about) thinks it can run 33 to 36 trains per hour. At the moment, only the middle sections approach that kind of frequency.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 08:25:22 pm »

It's possible that the Northern Line could be split in two and a new name needed.

Indeed ... Morden is on the Northern Line and is the most southerly station on the underground.
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