To Honor World Cup Heroes, Subway Stations in France and England Got Some New Names

Paris and London public transit honor tourney heroes


There are several ways to celebrate athletic heroics—statues, busts, naming of airports—yet transport authorities in the U.K. and France decided that renaming subway stations seemed apropos. With that, an outlying stop on the London Underground and several stations on the Paris Metro received new names to honor heroes of the World Cup, won Sunday by France.

Though England finished fourth in the tournament, this didn’t stop Transport for London from honoring the national team’s manager, Gareth Southgate, by tweaking the name of Southgate Station.

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