Theobalds Grove or Theobolds Grove? London transport bosses accidentally rename station

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London transport chiefs accidentally renamed a station - before hastily replacing misspelt signs when the error was pointed out on Twitter.

Rail workers were pictured putting up the sign - containing the legend 'Theobolds Grove' - at Theobalds Grove London Overground station on Sunday.

Twitter user @diamondgeezer noticed the error, posting a picture of the official sign being erected at the station, which lies just outside the M25 in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

"At Theobalds Grove station, @LDNOverground contractors are currently installing signs WITH THE WRONG SPELLING," he tweeted.

The post was retweeted scores of times, with users labelling the error a "#sloppymistake" and  suggested that the graphic designer responsible was "awaiting a P45".

And Nico Hogg pointed out that this was not the first time such an error had been made at the station:

The signs were being put up as part of the extension of the London Overground network to the Liverpool Street to Enfield Town line.

A Transport for London spokesman told the Evening Standard: "We are aware that a small number of misspelt signs were put up for a short period of time at Theobalds Grove today.

"They have been removed and are being replaced with the correct signage."