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Mind the gap - TfL change Upminster sign after social media post goes viral

PUBLISHED: 14:09 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:34 12 May 2016

The sign at Whitechapel tube station which incorrectly spelt Upminster

The sign at Whitechapel tube station which incorrectly spelt Upminster

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The power of social media has been hailed after TfL corrected a misspelt sign within 48 hours of a photo going viral.

TfL have corrected the sign at Whitechapel tube station. Photo: Graham BaileyTfL have corrected the sign at Whitechapel tube station. Photo: Graham Bailey

Eagle-eyed tube user Graham Bailey who lives in Upminster, took a snap of a sign at Whitechapel tube station on Monday which gave directions to a platform for trains to “Upminister”.

Little more than 48 hours later as Graham was returning home on Wednesday evening, the erroneous “I” in the sign had been removed much to his amusement.

Speaking to the Recorder, Graham said: “I was changing trains at Whitechapel and glanced up to make sure I was going the right way, I saw the sign and did a double take.

“Very often tube drivers mispronounce our town much to everyone’s annoyance so I had to post it on Facebook and from there it got changed via a post to TfL.

“It shows the power of social media!”

A TfL spokesman confirmed they had “taken note” of the mistake and had corrected the sign.

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