London Underground Timetables Get World Cup Score Updates

By Gerald Lynch on at

Before you go and get yourself all confused later this week note that, no, the Hammersmith and City Line has not been extended to Rio de Janeiro. Instead, the international flavour being added to Transport for London's scrolling amber timetables comes courtesy of ESPN to coincide with the World Cup.

It's paid TfL £100,000 to sponsor the transport system's timetables, delivering World Cup match results to the screens and entrances of 140 London stations. The first scores will be displayed following the June 12th opening game between hosts Brazil and Croatia, with the partnership drawing to a close on July 14th -- one day after the tournament ends. It seems even the tube won't be free from reminders of England's inevitably-premature defeat. [ESPN]

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