City commuters will soon start their journeys with the blessing, “Lord, guide us” as they commence their journeys on the Elizabeth line.
That’s following a decision to put the City of London’s crest on three of the Elizabeth line stations, to note that the City of London Corporation stumped up £200 million towards the cost of the Crossrail project.
The City of London’s motto, as it appears on their coat of arms is “Domine dirige nos”, which translates from Latin as “Lord direct (guide) us”.
The plaque designs, location and wording were approved at the City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee yesterday.
They will be placed at the entrances to Farringdon East, Liverpool Street West (Moorgate) and Liverpool Street East (Broadgate) stations.
A City Corporation research briefing from 2015 found that by 2023 an expected 63,000 jobs in the City and the Isle of Dogs will be created as a result of the opening of the Elizabeth line.
Currently, over 450,000 people come to the City of London for work each day and the number is expect to reach 485,000 in 2023.