TfL has teamed up with Black Cultural Archives to launch the first ever Black History Tube map, celebrating the rich and varied contribution Black people have made to London and the UK from pre-Tudor times to the present day.
The reimagined map, which can be viewed at www.tfl.gov.uk/Black-history-map, replaces station names across the iconic Tube map with notable Black people from history, with the associated Tube lines renamed to link them together by common themes - Firsts and Trailblazers; Georgians; Sports; Arts; LGBTQ+; Physicians; Performers; Literary World and Community Organisers.
By doing so, the map aims to highlight how Black people have played an intrinsic role in all parts of British life for thousands of years.
The Map was created in partnership with Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, which is the home of Black British History, conceived in 1981 as a monument to hold space for, and collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society.
Black British HistoryFascinating figures from Black British history can be found on the map, such as:
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: 'Black History is London's history and this reimagination of the iconic Tube map celebrates the enormous contribution Black people have made, and continue to make, to the success of our city.
Marcia Williams, Transport for London's Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent, said: 'Black people have played a significant role in all aspects of British life for thousands of years. From civil rights, art, and transport, to medicine and journalism.
Across London a near-normal service continues across the public transport network and customers can plan their journeys and check for the latest service information through TfL travel tools including the free TfL Go app.
TfL Go enables customers to access live updates and train times for every station, as well as real time information on how busy London Underground stations are throughout the day to help customers choose the quieter times to travel.
An enhanced cleaning regime also continues to be implemented to ensure the network is cleaner than ever, with trains, trams, buses and stations cleaned with hospital-grade cleaning substances that kill viruses and bacteria on contact and provide ongoing protection.
More than 1,100 hand sanitisers are installed across the network, and at least 200 UV light devices are continually sanitising escalator handrails.
Customers are also reminded that they need to wear a face covering on TfL services and stations under TfL's condition of carriage, unless they are exempt.
Across the network there are more than 500 uniformed officers undertaking compliance activity across london, with non-exempt customers who fail to comply may be refused travel.
TfL is also playing a key part in the Mayor's #LetsDoLondon campaign, the biggest domestic tourism campaign London has seen, inviting Londoners and people all over the country to safely come back to the capital and take advantage of our world class cultural attractions.