opened on 22nd June 1907 as Tottenham Court Road
, and was renamed on 9th March 1908. On the same day Oxford Street
was renamed Tottenham Court Road
. This gives rise to an interesting convention, which can rescue a seemingly lost game. If an opponent plays Goodge Street, which can often be the final move before Mornington Crescent, one can play Tottenham Court Road and invoke the pre-1908 rules. This has the effect of relocating both stations and thus both players. Your opponent is now blocked northbound on the Northern Line and thus direct access to Mornington Crescent is cut off, whereas you are placed in a very advantageous position.
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