"This is a Northern line train calling all stations to Bolton Town..."
While the Northern line is currently getting its first extension since the 1940s, the idea of stretching it out some 345 extra miles to the north — reaching Bolton in Greater Manchester — is nothing but a pipe tube dream.
Anyway, someone's got that idea fixed in their mind; stickers bearing the hashtag #MakeTheNorthernLineActuallyNorthern have been spotted on tube trains recently.
Another one demands that the Northern line run to Leeds:
Maybe what these stealthy campaigners are really after is full steam ahead on HS2 — the high speed rail network that would whisk passengers from London to the north — although right now, that seems like wishful thinking too.
In the meantime, northerners will have to make do with Londonist's own northern version of the Northern line: