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  • Crossrail to be called "Elizabeth Line" ffs
  • konabunny
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    Her Majesty the Queen today visited the under-construction Crossrail station at Bond Street as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, announced that the new railway will be known as the Elizabeth line in her honour.

    In 2013, the celebrations of London Underground’s 150th anniversary saw The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall take a trip on the Underground, and Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visit Baker Street station.
    http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/crossrail-to-become-the-elizabeth-line-in-honour-of-her-majesty-the-queen#
    Toadying sycophantic cobblers. Pass the sick bag. It is beyond parody that the fact that someone caught a tube three years ago is remarked upon in the context of trying to articulate a connection between the royal family and public transport. We rightly laugh at tinpot countries that pdefend their leaders cure cancer, wrestle bears and shoot holes in one all day, and then we go and do stuff like this.

    deadlydarcy
    Free Member

    Should have been the Crowe Line. 🙂

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Yep. It’s complete claptrap all right! Annoys the hell out of me.

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    Start a petition.

    deadlydarcy
    Free Member

    Would one to stop you going on about petitions work I wonder?

    Houns
    Full Member

    Couldn’t give a toss really,not a bad name for it

    kimbers
    Full Member

    shoulda been the charles line

    coz we know them city boys all love a line of charlie 😉

    until we can ditch the monarchy entirely ( along with the unelected upper house) well have to put up with this bullshit

    vive la revolution!

    onehundredthidiot
    Full Member

    To unashamedly steal from another thread.

    It’s in a hole, the coffees and food are sub par, the parking in expensive and the toilets aren’t available for late night usage.

    I, for one, am never setting foot in it.

    Junkyard
    Free Member

    Crowe line was rather funny

    konabunny
    Free Member

    Couldn’t give a toss really,not a bad name for it

    Stupid name. Worse than just “crossrail”. As bad as “Overground” but for different reasons.

    deadkenny
    Free Member

    Well, you can at least say you’re going to ride Liz 😉

    Not that it really affects the plebs much. It’s primarily a direct line between Heathrow and Canary Wharf for rich bankers.

    bikebouy
    Free Member

    Most Bankers use East London Airport.
    Direct to all the European Financial capitals, in comfort, on expenses. 😉

    ernie_lynch
    Free Member

    I’m still seething over the Jubilee Line.

    And don’t get me started about Victoria Station.

    Stoner
    Free Member

    Not to mention Waterloo. Imperialist bollox the lot of it!

    teamhurtmore
    Free Member

    hurrah, hurrah and thrice hurrah

    And nice purple livery too….

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Named after the sponge, surely?

    PH1
    Free Member

    I can’t see a problem with it….but then I’m pro royalist unlike you lot of anti royalist, Corbyn loving lefties!

    Northwind
    Full Member

    Very appropriate name tbh- it’s expensive, it’s been going for the best part of a century and still not done, and it’s a way for money to flow from all round the country to pay for something in London.

    Ah, my heart’s not in it tbh.

    lucky7500
    Full Member

    I’m still seething over the Jubilee Line.

    And don’t get me started about Victoria Station. and presumably the Victoria line, Victoria & Albert museum, Albert Hall, every Royal borough, Tower Hamlets, Regent street etc etc.

    aracer
    Free Member

    Mornington Crescent

    mikewsmith
    Free Member

    Who actually cares…

    CaptainFlashheart – Member
    Start a petition.

    That’s a bit strong, maybe a facebook page to start with

    ninfan
    Free Member

    I reckon you lot would be happier in the North East

    Northwind
    Full Member

    They have a street named after a 2000AD character

    (this joke is not likely to work, but **** it)

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Who cares about the historic stuff – no need to change it. This is about today.

    aracer
    Free Member

    I had to google, but I did at least guess right first time 😉

    colournoise
    Full Member

    Northwind – Member
    They have a street named after a 2000AD character

    (this joke is not likely to work, but **** it)
    Huh? I can’t see Ukko Avenue anywhere on that map.

    BigDummy
    Free Member

    I assume this was the sensible compromise that emerged from a meeting where the name “Lady Thatcher Line” was seriously proposed by a patriotic young man in a pinstripe suit.

    🙂

    senorj
    Full Member

    I’m with Konabunny on this one – Bloody Boris ( future PM 🙁 ) has already named the Olympic park after her…isn’t that enough?
    You’d think he was after a knighthood. Pah.

    Pigface
    Free Member

    No doubt will affectionately be known as the Lizzie line by the readers of the M*il

    konabunny
    Free Member

    It’s in a hole, the coffees and food are sub par, the parking in expensive and the toilets aren’t available for late night usage.
    I, for one, am never setting foot in it.

    Just you wait until the northern powerhouse is using the Sir David of Cameron motorway interchange.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Something In London named after Something Else In London shocker!

    Like the rest of the country North of Watford I can barely care sufficiently to click Send.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    We have ‘Lara Croft Way’ in Derby!

    allthepies
    Free Member

    Mandela line FTW.

    nickc
    Full Member

    They have a street named after a 2000AD character

    Thargg Crescent?

    IHN
    Full Member

    I’m going to put this on my ‘essentially inconsequential things that people give far too much of f%£& about’ list.

    grum
    Free Member

    Presumably its named after her because she paid for it all, right? I mean it can’t just be another example of London hoovering up massive transport subsidies while the rest of the country is left to rot surely?

    bikebouy
    Free Member

    It’ll be named to appeal to the Asian Tourist market. They all love a bit of Liz and Pomp, this means when they all fly in from the long hauls, they’ll hop on a heritage line all the way to Shiny Town. They’ll then hop on the chug chug DLR to QEOP for a meander amongst John Lewis and M&S, buy up Burberry tat then head back into the Old Town on the Jubilee Line to the Mall at Green Park and soft foot it down the Mall to Buck Hse. Supper in Fortnums or SellFridges then Black Cab it back to Heathrow to another destination on their world tour.

    You could do that in a day easy.

    😆

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    Briliant name. Love the choice of Royal Purple too.

    I mean it can’t just be another example of London hoovering up massive transport subsidies while the rest of the country is left to rot surely?

    London pays £32bn in taxes to the rest of country over and above what it receives in spending. What is it 10% of property stamp duty nationally comes from just two London Boroughs. We pay the bills for the rest of the UK which is quite normal for a capital city.

    MrWoppit
    Free Member

    One day the ground you’re standing on will be in another part of the planet and deep undersea…

    mefty
    Free Member

    It’s a disgrace that so few things are named after our greatest ever monarch – everything should be named after her and we should put up with the practical difficulties of not being able to distinguish between things – it is the least she deserves for all her years of wonderful service.

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