London news The weird names considered for the Northern line on the London Underground Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Thankfully none of these names were chosen
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. Nowadays it would be hard to imagine the Northern line being called anything else but before it was renamed in 1937 there were a number of other ideas being put forward. The owners spotted that the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway had been contracted to just The "Bakerloo" line - and they started to get a little jealous.
The Northern line wasn't always going to be called the Northern line
In an attempt to give the then-so-called Morden–Edgware line a cooler name, they put forward some suggestions. Possible replacements put forward included Edgmor, Mordenware, Medgeway and Edgmorden. But in possibly the most lame move it was actually considered that the line should be called the “Tootancamden line” With Egyptology very much in fashion after the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, the proposal to call the line the Tootancamden line was because it passed through both Tooting and Camden.
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