White Hart takes a trip down (memory) Lane…to change their name

By Amal Al Tauqi

Transport For London (TFL) have announced that the Overground station known as ‘White Hart  Lane’ is in line to be renamed ‘Tottenham Hotspur’, which has said to be in close agreement.

Discussions have taken place with officials, between members of the London Metropolitan University Assembly budget monitoring sub-committee and TfL bosses. The station covers Overground services and is the closest station to the newly refurbished Tottenham Hotspur football stadium.

Patrick Doig, financial director at TfL said: “We are pursuing a long-term partnership with the team which means we may potentially change the name of the station, however the decisions are still ongoing.”

Renaming the station after Spurs’ stadium will cost the team billions and they will be added to the list of local stations owning a football based name – including North London rivals Arsenal.

According to the Guardian, a spokeswoman for the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has backed the plan up.


White Hart Lane Station. Photo by: London Moving via Flickr

A local passer-by, Kabir Bhogal, said: “Although I’m not a Spurs fan and I support Manchester United, I think the station rename would be a good thing to bring everything together.”

The partnership between the team and station is not yet determined but will bring unity to the community of Tottenham.

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