Newcastle Tube Riders Given Latin Lessons

Metro station signs in Newcastle, England are being translated into Latin in a bid to boost tourism. Northwest England is known for its Roman cultural heritage, which includes Hadrian's Wall. Now the city of Newcastle is vying to be named European Capital of Culture in 2008. All metro station signs including "No Smoking" and "Mind the Gap" have been translated into Latin. Passengers using the stations claim to enjoy the Latin lessons but have no plans to add Latin to their daily conversations.