TFL rename Tube station in honour of Gareth Southgate
By James Herring on Monday, July 16, 2018
Southgate Tube station has been rebranded ‘Gareth Southgate’ today.
Sadly it’s only a temporary measure though.
The Piccadilly line station, will have its signs changed for 48 hours until the end of Tuesday.
Southgate guided the England team to their most successful World Cup since they reached the semi-final in Italy in 1990.
The stunt has been activated by sponsor Visa in partnership with the rail network.
The brand added their own tag to the sign ‘Thanks Gareth for the incredible journey. Southgate is yours.’
Next stop – Gareth Southgate! To celebrate the achievements of the @england men’s football team this summer, TfL & @VisaUK have temporarily renamed Southgate station on the @piccadillyline. Why not come down and post a #SouthgateSelfie pic.twitter.com/n8tR70qitd
— Transport for London ? (@TfL) July 16, 2018
Mark Wild, TfL’s London Underground managing director, told The Evening Standard: “The great performance of the England team this summer brought people of all ages together in celebration. We’re delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Gareth and the team by renaming the station in his honour.”
Fans had been doctoring the station’s signs as England progressed through the tournament.
— Lizzie Smith (@Lizzie_Smith77) July 11, 2018