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Political hyperbole...

Renaming a tube station and building a new one roughly 500 yards from two existing ones strikes me as pretty small beer, but apparently not:

"London mayor Ken Livingstone said: "The naming of the new Wood Lane station and the renaming of Shepherd's Bush is the latest step in the massive improvements of transport links for west London. "These improvements will bring in regeneration to the area and give this part of the capital a world-class service for the first time." (Source)

Uh-huh. I imagine RATP, the NY Port Authority etc can only be consumed with envy.

(As a footnote, I have been known to pass the time on public transport by cooking up grossly over-literal translations of station names, so to me it will always be Buisson des Bergers)
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Anonymous verity said... 8:31 pm

"The naming of the new Wood Lane station and the renaming of Shepherd's Bush" are going to provide massive improvements in London Transport? Is he mad?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:37 pm

One does have to wonder if he's a candidate for the rubber room...  

Anonymous newmania said... 10:00 pm

Nice timing with the tube systm faling to pieces. When you think of the massive tax revenue London provides to th suckling North and so on its amazing how bad it is  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:30 pm

This is only the start. Soon London Bridge will be re-beadged. Itoo has a confusing mainline/tube 'issue.'

Perhaps Mayor's station or GLA central.

other guesses welcome....  

Anonymous verity said... 10:51 pm

Well, cityunslicker - I will be amazed and astonished if London Bridge isn't renamed Nelson Mandela. Shepherd's Bush can be Camel Driver's Oasis. Knightsbridge can be renamed Souk Al-Fayed.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:09 pm

Maybe we can be like the Gauls and just ignore any new names.

Thought I'd said it before, but I would like Liverpool Street renamed Bishopsgate, given that he wasn't a particularly good prime minister, and Liverpool Street itself is a rather sad little thoroughfare.

Oh yes, and Wood Lane tube will be right outside the BBC's Shepherd's Bush operation, by the look of things. Fancy...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:18 pm

I do not believe the poster above is /the/ Verity. She avoids profanity, is punctillious about spelling and punctuation and does not post from a UK IP address.

If my supposition is correct, please get an identity of your own.  

Anonymous verity said... 12:21 am

Thank you, Croydonian, but this is getting tiresome. I don't want the name I have built up on the internet over the past three years pirated by someone with identity and anger issues.

This is as nothing, of course, against what this blogger has done with the identity of the name of the author and journalist whose name he has pirated.  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 8:37 am

verity you should register on blogger,you don't have to blog.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:21 am

Beyond Rigger's idea, I've got a few other thoughts on outfoxing your 'imitator', but they cannot safely be expressed here.  

Anonymous newmania said... 12:06 pm

Much as I like PHITCH ( for surely it is he) and find him immensley funny. I agree this gambit is tedious and unfair. I wish he would stop.

I hope C is not going to be unkind though .He is wounded and hurt like a little frightened deer and needs to be tempted out with offers of warm milk and bread crumbs. Poor thing  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:13 pm

I don't think it is Hitch. Not his style.

Speaking of deer, there's a woman who writes for Dow Jones called Bambi Francisco.  

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