TfL has revealed the new name for its line between Watford Junction and London Euston.

After it was announced that, for the first time ever, each of London’s six Overground lines would be represented by their own name and colour last summer, the new identities have been revealed this morning (February 15).

Overground journeys between Euston and Watford will be on the Lioness line.

The name was chosen because it runs through Wembley and therefore it honours “historic achievements and lasting legacy created by the England women's football team that continues to inspire and empower the next generation of women and girls in sport”, TfL said.

On a map, it will be represented by yellow parallel lines.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: “This is a hugely exciting moment, transforming how we think about London's transport network.

"Giving each of the Overground lines distinct colours and identities will make it simpler and easier for passengers to get around.

"In re-imagining London's tube map, we are also honouring and celebrating different parts of London's unique local history and culture.”

The renaming process will now get underway and the full roll-out will be done “in one go” by the end of 2024.

Watford Observer: The new London Overground map.The new London Overground map. (Image: TfL)

The other five names will be:

  • The Mildmay line between Stratford and Richmond/Clapham Junction (blue).

The Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch specialises in treating patients with HIV-related illnesses.

  • The Windrush line between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction/New Cross/Crystal Palace/West Croydon (red).

The name honours the Windrush generation, who came to the UK from the Caribbean to fill labour shortages after the Second World War. The line runs through areas with communities linked to the Caribbean.

  • The Weaver line between Liverpool Street and Cheshunt/Enfield Town/Chingford (maroon).

The line runs through areas known for the textile trade.

  • The Suffragette line between Gospel Oak and Barking Riverside (green).

This is in tribute to the movement that fought for votes for women. Barking was home to suffragette Annie Huggett, who lived to 103.

  • The Liberty line between Romford and Upminster (grey).

This celebrates how Havering, which the line runs through, historically had more self-governance through being a royal liberty.