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12 million! You have to wonder how the construction of Eastfields
Station only cost 6m when that must have also included map changes and
sign changes.

And since White Hart Lane is famous as the home of Spurs, you have to
wonder why Spurs aren't happy with the current name. There can be few
people who do not see the words "White Hart Lane" on a tube map and
think of Spurs. I doubt if they would have paid tuppence to rename it
before the line went on the tube map a couple of years ago.


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On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:12:52 +0100
Basil Jet wrote:
And since White Hart Lane is famous as the home of Spurs, you have to
wonder why Spurs aren't happy with the current name. There can be few
people who do not see the words "White Hart Lane" on a tube map and
think of Spurs. I doubt if they would have paid tuppence to rename it
before the line went on the tube map a couple of years ago.


I suppose its no dafter than Gillespie Road being renamed as Arsenal back in
the day. Wonder how much that cost. Can't say I agree with it - what makes
football so important that a club can have a station renamed after it? Why not
rename other stations Ikea or Asda while they're at it? Also a growing number of
people consider football a boring irrelevance these days, I can't help thinking
TfL is stuck in the past.

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Guy Gorton wrote:
On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:14:11 +0000 (UTC), d wrote:

On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:12:52 +0100
Basil Jet wrote:
And since White Hart Lane is famous as the home of Spurs, you have to
wonder why Spurs aren't happy with the current name. There can be few
people who do not see the words "White Hart Lane" on a tube map and
think of Spurs. I doubt if they would have paid tuppence to rename it
before the line went on the tube map a couple of years ago.


I suppose its no dafter than Gillespie Road being renamed as Arsenal back in
the day. Wonder how much that cost. Can't say I agree with it - what makes
football so important that a club can have a station renamed after it? Why not
rename other stations Ikea or Asda while they're at it? Also a growing number of
people consider football a boring irrelevance these days, I can't help thinking
TfL is stuck in the past.


Not Ikea or Asda but what about Bicester Village? But it is more than
a name change - a new station essentially to serve Bicester Village
shopping centre replacing Bicester Town The station is much nicer
than the Village!
Football a boring errelevance certainly - the most boring bit of
Showbiz.


While I personally don't care too much for that particular sport, having
the local station to a major visitor attraction bearing a name that
indicates it does have merit. Of course there is the reverse approach,
such as when Gravesend and Northfleet renamed themselves Ebbsfleet United
after the station opened.

Robin



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On 19/10/2016 11:14, d wrote:

Why not
rename other stations Ikea or Asda while they're at it?


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...e_Way_Sign.jpg



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I suppose its no dafter than Gillespie Road being renamed as Arsenal back in
the day.


That name change is now valid at night as well.
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On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 3:44:13 PM UTC+5:30, wrote:
On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:12:52 +0100
Basil Jet wrote:
And since White Hart Lane is famous as the home of Spurs, you have to
wonder why Spurs aren't happy with the current name. There can be few
people who do not see the words "White Hart Lane" on a tube map and
think of Spurs. I doubt if they would have paid tuppence to rename it
before the line went on the tube map a couple of years ago.


I suppose its no dafter than Gillespie Road being renamed as Arsenal back in
the day. Wonder how much that cost.


Barbican station has been renamed several times.

23 December 1865 Opened as Aldersgate Street
1 November 1910 Renamed Aldersgate
24 October 1924 Renamed Aldersgate & Barbican
1 December 1968 Renamed Barbican
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbican_tube_station


Can't say I agree with it - what makes
football so important that a club can have a station renamed after it? Why not
rename other stations Ikea or Asda while they're at it? Also a growing number of
people consider football a boring irrelevance these days, I can't help thinking
TfL is stuck in the past
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Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 19/10/2016 11:14, d wrote:

Why not
rename other stations Ikea or Asda while they're at it?


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...e_Way_Sign.jpg


Oh god

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On 20.10.16 0:30, Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 19/10/2016 11:14, d wrote:

Why not
rename other stations Ikea or Asda while they're at it?


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...e_Way_Sign.jpg




They were doing something similar on the Boston T a few years back, IIRC.


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