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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:24 AM   #2841
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Old May 4th, 2012, 01:23 AM   #2842
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Old May 30th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #2843
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Some pictures of an exhibition about the reconstruction of the Northern line platforms at Bank
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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:17 PM   #2844
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It's not just the media getting into a frenzy over this weekend's jubilee. Our representatives in Parliament seem pretty excited too. Six Labour MPs have tabled an Early Day Motion, proposing that London Underground's Jubilee line be renamed the "Elizabeth Jubilee Line" to commemorate HRH's "exceptional 60 years".
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 10:32 AM   #2845
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 10:50 AM   #2846
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I hope not.
Likewise - add it to the bonkers list along with William Hague's call, after her death in 1997, for London's Heathrow Airport to be renamed after Princess Diana.

Note that only two of the six MPs who have signed this EDM are actually from Greater London.

An Early Day Motion carries no real weight and few are actually debated - it's just a parliamentary procedure for MPs to draw attention to a cause or event.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 10:27 PM   #2847
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May I suggest as a compromise: "Elizabeth's Fleet line", or the contraction "Lizfleet line", or better "Fleet line".

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 02:32 AM   #2848
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You'd just call it the Elizabeth Jubilee line the Jubilee line. Given that the line colour is silver and opened in 1979/2000 (perhaps the JLE should have made the line gold, though obviously two years late to first open, two years early to be finished).

Perhaps one of the splits of the Northern line (or similar next new line) could be called the Elizabeth line, shortened to Liz line? We have the Victoria line after all.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 09:59 AM   #2849
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Out of interest why is it the Jubilee line and why when extended did they not just keep the name Fleet Line?
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:14 AM   #2850
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Out of interest why is it the Jubilee line and why when extended did they not just keep the name Fleet Line?
Perhaps because finally it wasn't extended under Strand and Fleet street from Charing Cross to Ludgate Circus. As it goes through Waterloo and South Bank, it would be absurd to call it Fleet line.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 01:45 PM   #2851
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The name was changed form Fleet to Jubilee in 1977 by the then mayor of London (who I think) was Horace Cutler for no apparent reason. the Fleet line had the colour grey on the maps which is almost silver and was under construction at the time of the silver jubilee but didn't open for another year or so after 1977.

Actually the only section of the Fleet line which was new build was the stretch from Baker Street to Charring Cross, the rest was a branch of the Bakerloo

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Nearly true - the Fleet line was to be Orange and changed to grey/silver when the name changed.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:06 PM   #2853
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Liz's Line or Beth Line. Think the Jubile line is the best but even that has been shortened to "The Jub"
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 06:48 PM   #2854
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Nearly true - the Fleet line was to be Orange and changed to grey/silver when the name changed.
Sure about that? I thought the colour was originally grey, small point though

As for what it's called now, I'm not a resident of the smoke but I know it as the jublee line.

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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #2855
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Show about the Tube on channel 5 tonight. "Building The London Underground" says its brand new so should be good to watch
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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #2856
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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #2857
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oh missed the time off that last post. It was on at 8pm but it was not "new" it was a repeat think they just said its a "new series to 5" sorry folks
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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #2858
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Show about the Tube on channel 5 tonight. "Building The London Underground" says its brand new so should be good to watch
Watched this earlier and found it entertaining viewing. I was particularly impressed with the section on Fulgence Bienvenüe' methods of constructing underground stations in waterlogged ground for the Paris Metro!

The show is still available on the Channel Five website for anyone else who's not seen it:

Building The London Underground | Big, Bigger, Biggest | Channel 5
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Old July 17th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #2860
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Yeah its a great little show but I have seen it a few times was sure it was a brand new show about the tube.
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