Melbourne decides to name metro stations after ‘Game of Thrones’ series

Melbourne, Sep 12 (IANS) 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, reports Xinhua news agency

The series’ author George R.R. Martin said he was “flattered” with 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.

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