Black History Tube Map

Black tube map launch. Group of people including TSSA organiser Ricky Jones, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and Deputy Mayor of London for Transport, Heidi Alexander. Photo credit Greater London Authority

As part of Black History Month the first ever Black History map of the London Underground has been produced celebrating the rich and varied contributions black people have made to London and the rest of our country.

The map renames tube stations, and lines, across the iconic network, with notable black people from our shared history.

Created by Transport for London (TFL) in partnership with the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, it seeks to highlight how Black people have played an important part of British life not only in recent times, but going back thousands of years.

Our TSSA Organiser, Ricky Jones, attended the launch on behalf of our union.

Commenting, Ricky said: 'It's great to see TfL and our Labour London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, celebrate the achievements of black people through the Tube map.

“It’s crucial that Black History Month helps increase the visibility and understanding of black people's achievements. I was honoured to attend the unveiling of the Black History Tube Map, I’m sure everyone will agree it looks fantastic.

“The London Underground map is iconic anyway, so using it in this way is a great tool in bringing icons of black history, with their many stories and achievements, to a wider audience.”