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Last Updated: Friday, 14 September 2007, 11:35 GMT 12:35 UK
Call to rename twin Tube stations
Edgware Road
TfL said there were no plans to change the name of the station
Calls are being made for one of the two Edgware Road Tube stations to be renamed to end confusion.

London Assembly member Murad Qureshi wants the central London station's Bakerloo Line stop to be called Church Street Market.

Edgware Road's stop for the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines is in nearby Chapel Street.

"There are lots of anomalies like this and I have always found this to be a point of confusion," said Mr Qureshi.

He said an opportunity for change had presented itself with the redesign of the Tube map to include some over ground services.

London Overground services will operate on the North London Railway from November 2007 and the East London Railway from 2010.

Mr Qureshi said: "Whenever you invite friends and family over via the Tube and you tell them Edgware Road, you always end up going to the wrong one to pick them up because they're at the other."

A Transport for London spokesman said there were currently no plans to change the name of Edgware Road station.

She said TfL receives several requests a year proposing Tube name changes but rarely agrees to them.

She said: "The cost of making the changes is substantial as it is not just the physical signs in the station that have to be changed but also maps, leaflets, related publications and pre-recorded announcements.

"The last station name change occurred on the Tube in 1989 when Surrey Docks on the East London line was renamed Surrey Quays."

One of the most famous Tube station title changes was in 1932 when Gillespie Road took the name of Arsenal, after a suggestion by the club's manager, Herbert Chapman.


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