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Posted at: Sep 13, 2017, 12:52 AM; last updated: Sep 13, 2017, 12:52 AM (IST)

Name game

Melbourne decides to name metro stations after...
Name game
Australia’s Melbourne city has decided to name metro stations after places that feature in the Game of Thrones series, authorities said on Tuesday. The Victorian state government revealed that the stations will be named through a public vote.  The series’ author George R.R. Martin said he was ‘flattered’ by the move.   

“Melbourne, as it happens, is adding five new stops to its Metro, and in a fit of jolly Aussie optimism they have asked the public to suggest names for the new stations. And it would seem that names from my books are among the leading contenders,” Martin wrote in a blog post.

Beside “Highgarden, the Eyrie, Dorne, Westeros”, the author admitted that “Winterfell” would be a good fit for a train station name except for the fact that winter ‘never comes’ in Australia. Entries for the “name the station” competition close on October 22. —IANS


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