Just when we thought were getting rid of it, winter is coming – back. Suggestions that one of the new Metro Tunnel train stations should be named “Winterfell” have caught the attention of Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin, and he thinks it’s a great idea.
Writing on his blog, Martin says he’s flattered that Melburnians would think to name the CBD North station after the home of the Starks.
“The idea of a Melbourne Metro Station named Winterfell tickles my fancy…though, having been to Australia numerous times, I will assert that winter never really does come down there,” Martin says.
Millions of shivering Melburnians beg to differ, Mr Martin.
Victorians have been given the chance to suggest names for the five new stations, which will be located at Arden in North Melbourne, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South, and Domain.
Premier Daniel Andrews posted on Facebook saying people seem to be keen on the GoT name for the station – however, he’s “not convinced”. He did invite Martin to vote in the competition though, adding “once you’ve done that, please finish those books”.
Martin made another good suggestion – one a little closer to home.
“Myself, I think they ought to consider naming one of the stops after the late great Aussie country singer Slim Dusty: they could call it The Stop With No Beer.”
Voting closes on October 22. To make your suggestion, visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au.
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