I've just found the website for Underground Ernie a children's series on the BBC's CBeebies channel about the adventures of a London Underground station supervisor "who is dedicated to his work always making sure his passengers get to their destinations safely and on time". I initially blogged on October 10th and we learnt how Gary Lineker, "the face of BBC sport" will provide Ernie's voice.
Incidentally, I think this image would make some great desktop wallpaper.
The trains have characters based on the lines themselves. "Victoria is the grandmother of the underground. A wise caring Grande Dame who has seen it all before." "Jubilee is the youngest of the trains - an energetic gadget mad curious teenager" "Bakerloo is a real detective - the Sherlock Holmes of the underground". However, rather mysteriously, Hammersmith and City are twins - fast & furious always trying to out do each other. "They have a question and an answer for everything" and Circle is a "softly spoken hippy chick who never loses her cool".
It's funny how the Northern Line doesn't have a train. I would suggest that Northern would be a bad tempered old grouch who struggles to get up and running. The District Line is also missing and I think she would be a bit uncertain of herself, spending as much time overground as underground and always stopping and starting in between stations. The Central Line would be noisy, brash and speedy too with a bit of a split personality.
Any different suggestions for characters above and for the missing Waterloo & City Line, East London Line, Metropolitan Line, Piccadilly Line and DLR?