London Overground new line names: From ‘Suffy G’ to the ‘Jackie’ line Londoners offer nicknames to services

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Some of the most popular names include the "Suffy G" and the "Jackie Weaver" line.

Within just 24 hours of the new Overground line names being revealed Londoners are already coming up with their own nicknames.

The six Overground lines have each been given a new name and colour - significantly changing the look of the famous Tube map.

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They have been named the Lioness, Mildmay, Windrush, Weaver, Suffragette and Liberty lines with the hopes it will make it easier to navigate the routes and increase passenger numbers.

Similar to the opening of the Elizabeth line which was quickly nicknamed the “Lizzy line” Londoners have taken to social media with their own takes on the new names.

One of the most popular suggestions is the “Suffy G”. 

One X user named Joe quipped: “Just finishing my pint then I’ll pop on the suffy g to you be 10 min x.”

While another wrote: “Having a menty b on the suffy g over the cossie livs.”

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Others have come up with their own take on the Weaver line, joking it has been attributed to Jackie Weaver who went viral in 2021 over her part in a chaotic parish council Zoom meeting.

The Weaver which runs through Liverpool Street, Spitalfields, Bethnal Green and Hackney and pays tribute to the textile trade, shaped over the centuries by diverse migrant communities and individuals.

But social media users have a different take on it.

One user named Matt wrote on X, “Jackie Weaver getting an Overground line named after her is ICONIC.”

While another person jokes: “Can’t believe they’re naming one after Jackie Weaver.”

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James Monk jested: “Why have they named a line after Jackie Weaver when she didn’t even have the authority?”

On Reddit users have also suggested nicknames including the Suffering Line, the Windy and the Milly May.

Transport for London (TfL) will rebrand the line names across London’s transport network, with the rollout expected to be completed by the end of the year. Changes include updated Tube and Overground maps and new signage at all 113 stations.

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