The Barons Cock Line: Alternative Names For London's Tubes

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The Barons Cock Line: Alternative Names For London's Tubes


The Bakerloo Line was famously given its name by a newspaper columnist, who thought the official appellation of 'Baker Street and Waterloo Railway' might be a bit of a mouthful. The cunning contraction of Baker Street and Waterloo into Bakerloo quickly caught on, and eventually became the official name. Many decades later, what became the Victoria Line might have been called the Viking Line using a similar shortening of Victoria and King's Cross.

So, your thought experiment for the day. What names, amusing or otherwise, might be given to other lines on the network, by mixing two stations from that line (they don't have to be termini)?

To get you started, here are a few that occurred to us.

  • Barons Cock Line (Piccadilly Line, Barons Court and Cockfosters)
  • Belsize Elephant Line (Northern Line, Belsize Park and Elephant and Castle)
  • WaterWater Line (Jubilee Line, Waterloo and Canada Water)
  • BarkingRaven Line (District Line, Barking and Ravenscourt Park)
  • RuisBois Line — to combine the two most mispronounced stations (Central Line, Ruislip Gardens and Theydon Bois)

Now it's your turn...

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Last Updated 04 March 2013