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The Overground is the network of former British rail surface commuter rail lines that supplement the Underground in London, and has hitherto been depicted on the ‘Tube’ map as a monochrome line for all the routes. 
Now their public image and marketing is being brought into line with the Underground by allocating specific names and colours to the six individual Overground lines. The names have been chosen after extensive consultation to reflect the history and culture of places served as follows: 
Lioness Line Euston–Watford Yellow 
Mildmay Line North London- Blue 
Windrush Line East London- Red 
Weaver Line Liverpool St–Chingford Maroon 
Suffragette Line Gospel oak–Barking Green 
Liberty Line Romford–Upminster Grey 
The roll-out of the new designations will start this spring and be completed by the end of 2024, involving 113 stations, maps and digital planning tools. 
London Mayor Sadiq Kan said, ‘giving the lines distinct colours and names will make it easier for passengers to get around while celebrating London’s unique local history and culture. The names and colours were chosen through engagement with passengers, historians and local communities, reflecting the heritage and diversity of our amazing city’. 
A map of the projected new lines and colours to be used to represent the Overground lines (TfL) 
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