TfL: These are the 10 Tube stations with Poppy roundels for Remembrance Day

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TfL is marking Remembrance Day with poppy roundels at Tube and Overground stations - and with the help of Jools Holland and Ross Kemp.

Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with the Royal British Legion (RBL) and celebrities, to pay tribute to servicemen and women ahead of Remembrance Day.

London’s transport network will be marking Armistice Day from the start of November, with musician and broadcaster Jools Holland OBE making special station announcements, encouraging people to donate to the Poppy Appeal.

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TfL has created special poppy themed roundels, which will be displayed at 10 Underground stations and five Overground stations and some bus stations across the network.

Five London buses have been wrapped with poppies, while trams, an engineering train, and Underground, DLR, Elizabeth line and Overground trains will display poppy imagery.

TfL has created special poppy themed roundels for Remembrance DayTfL has created special poppy themed roundels for Remembrance Day
TfL has created special poppy themed roundels for Remembrance Day | Getty Images

TfL-owned piers across the Thames will be flying poppy flags and TfL has created special commemorative transport inspired poppy pins, that can be purchased through the British Legion Poppy shop.

People travelling on the Circle line on November 2 will see a special guest appearance from Britain’s Got Talent winner and serving officer Lance Corporal of Horse Richard Jones, who will be performing a magic show as part of the fundraising efforts.

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On Remembrance Sunday (November 12), actor Ross Kemp will travel on a Royal Marines landing craft to meet London’s Transport Commissioner Andy Lord and members of the London Transport Old Comrades Association at Westminster Pier before joining them on a Remembrance Day Parade to the Cenotaph.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the London Transport Old Comrades Association. The group was first given the right to march by King George V in honour of the men of the London General Omnibus Company who drove buses to the front line in France from 1914 to 1918.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex. The ship is symbolic of the generation who travelled from the Caribbean to settle in, and help rebuild, Britain in the decades after the Second World War, including many people who went on to work at London Transport.

More than 2,000 volunteers come together each November to collect donations across London’s transport network for the London Poppy Appeal.

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Broadcaster Jools Holland OBE will be making special station announcements, encouraging people to donate to the Poppy Appeal. Broadcaster Jools Holland OBE will be making special station announcements, encouraging people to donate to the Poppy Appeal.
Broadcaster Jools Holland OBE will be making special station announcements, encouraging people to donate to the Poppy Appeal. | Credit: TfL

Each year the Royal British Legion aims to raise £1 million during the London Poppy Appeal, with around £400,000 raised across London’s transport network alone.

The fund helps to ensure serving and ex-serving personnel get the support they need to recover, physically, and mentally following service, as well as offering financial advice and support to help veterans adjust to civilian life.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I am proud that this year, for London Poppy Day, our transport network features poppy themed roundels and customers travelling around the capital will hear announcements from well-known voices paying tribute to servicemen and women and supporting important fundraising efforts.

"TfL has a longstanding relationship with the Royal British Legion and I want to thank the thousands of volunteers who collect donations on TfL’s network each year for the London Poppy Appeal supporting veterans, serving personnel and their families.”

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Andy Lord, London’s transport commissioner, said: “Every year we are proud to support the Royal British Legion and their fundraising efforts for veterans, serving personnel and their families.

“This is a particularly special year as it marks the 100th anniversary of the London Transport Old Comrades Association, and we’re delighted that Jools Holland, Ross Kemp and Lance Corporal of Horse Richard Jones are all supporting our ambitious fundraising efforts.

“We hope that all our activity for London Poppy Day and ahead of the National Service of Remembrance on November 12 will encourage customers to donate to this special cause.”

The ten London Underground stations that have Poppy Roundels installed are:

  • Baker Street (Bakerloo line southbound)
  • Balham (Northern line northbound
  • Bethnal Green (Central line westbound)
  • Bounds Green (Piccadilly line southbound)
  • Canary Wharf (Jubilee line westbound)
  • Colindale (Northern line southbound)
  • King’s Cross (Hammersmith & Circle/Metropolitan line eastbound)
  • London Bridge (Jubilee line eastbound)
  • Tower Hill (Circle/District line westbound)
  • Westminster (District line eastbound)

The five London Overground stations that have Poppy roundels installed are:

  • Hackney Downs
  • Hatch End
  • Hoxton
  • Shepherd’s Bush
  • South Tottenham

Bus routes 6, 26, 40, 52, 94 and 111 have been wrapped in poppies.

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