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All the Harrow train stations included on TfL’s new ‘Lioness Line’, new map revealed

In a significant development for London’s public transport network, each of the city’s six Overground lines will be distinguished by unique names and line colors, marking a departure from the previous unified branding.

This initiative, driven by extensive consultation with stakeholders, customers, historians, industry experts, and local communities, aims to enhance navigation for passengers while celebrating the rich diversity and history of the city.

Among the lines undergoing this transformation is the new Lioness Line, which includes stations in Harrow such as Hatch End, Headstone Lane, Harrow & Wealdstone, and Kenton. Connecting Euston to Watford Junction, the Lioness Line will be represented by yellow parallel lines on the map.

This new line pays homage to the historic achievements of the England women’s football team, serving as an inspiration for future generations of women and girls in sports.

According to research conducted by Transport for London (TfL), many customers have found the London Overground network confusing due to its uniform color and naming scheme. The introduction of distinct line names and colors is expected to alleviate this confusion and improve the overall experience for commuters.

All the Harrow train stations included on TfL's new 'Lioness Line', new map revealed Harrow Online
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The other new line names joining Harrow’s Lioness Line and colours are as follows:

The Mildmay Line: Running from Stratford to Richmond/Clapham Junction, the Mildmay Line will feature blue parallel lines on the map. This line commemorates the charitable hospital in Shoreditch, particularly its significant role during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and its continued support for the LGBTQ+ community.

The Windrush Line: Extending from Highbury & Islington to Clapham Junction/New Cross/Crystal Palace/West Croydon, the Windrush Line will be distinguished by red parallel lines on the map. It celebrates the enduring legacy of the Windrush generation and their contributions to London’s cultural fabric.

The Weaver Line: Linking Liverpool Street to Cheshunt/Enfield Town/Chingford, the Weaver Line will be depicted with maroon parallel lines on the map. This line honors the diverse migrant communities that have shaped the textile trade in areas such as Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, and Hackney.

The Suffragette Line: Stretching from Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside, the Suffragette Line will be represented by green parallel lines on the map. This line commemorates the East End’s working-class movement for women’s suffrage and the enduring fight for gender equality.

The Liberty Line: Connecting Romford to Upminster, the Liberty Line will feature grey parallel lines on the map, symbolising the historical independence of Havering’s residents.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “This is a hugely exciting moment, transforming how we think about London’s transport network.

“Giving each of the Overground lines distinct colours and identities will make it simpler and easier for passengers to get around. In re-imagining London’s tube map, we are also honouring and celebrating different parts of London’s unique local history and culture.

“The new names and colours have been chosen through engagement with passengers, historians and local communities, reflecting the heritage and diversity of our amazing city.”

Andy Lord, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “The London Overground is one of the most successful railways in the country and has grown to carry more than three million customers a week. The network, which has grown quite considerably since 2007, is currently shown as a complicated network of orange on route maps.

“This can be confusing for customers less familiar with the network and could be a barrier for some wanting to use the London Overground. These new names and line colours will simplify the maps and routes for our customers, and it is hoped it will encourage more people to make the most of our services.  It is also a great way to tell the stories of some important parts of London’s cultural diversity.”

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