Passengers traveling on the Paris Metro will have noticed something different this morning after transport chiefs changed the names of some stations to honour the heroes of France’s World Cup win in Russia.
The Paris transport authorities RATP have decided to honour the victorious Les Bleus following their win against Croatia
After the cup final win workers were busy putting up new names of Metro stations in honour of France’s victory.
In all six stations have been given new names, although it is not clear how long they will last, with some of them honouring the players and the manager behind the stunning victory.
Champs Elysées Clemenceau on line 13 was renamed Deschamps Elysées-Clemenceau in honour of the French coach Didier Deschamps, who won the World Cup as a captain in 1998 and now as a manager.
And Tottenham’s own Captain fantastique has also been honoured with the station Victor Hugo on line 2 not now called after the famous French author but the goalkeeper of the French national national team and World Cup winning captain.The name has been changed to Victor Hugo Lloris.
Charles de Gaulle – Etoile station at the top of the Champs Elysées on line 2 has simply been named “On a 2 Etoiles” (We have 2 stars) in reference to the fact that France has now won the World Cup twice and their shirts can now bear two stars instead of just one.
They’ve changed Bercy on lines 6 and 14 to Bercy les Bleus, presumably a play words that rhymes with “Merci les bleus”, and the station Avron on Line 2 has been changed to “Nous Avron Gagné”.
TFL have temporarily renamed Southgate station to “Gareth Southgate” in honour of the England manager. But no players have been bestowed such honour.Chancery Kane does have a nice ring to it.
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