Poems on the Underground celebrates 25th anniversary

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Poems on the Underground have been delighting customers on the Tube for a quarter of a century.

Judith Chernaik, the brainchild behind the idea of displaying poems in Tube carriages, continues to choose the verses with her colleagues that travellers see today.

To mark this special birthday a new set of poems, which includes a verse inspired by Mozart, will appear on the network in January.

The latest collection of poems is about the value of the written word, from the earliest times to the present.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: ‘Poems on the Underground is a stroke of pure genius and that’s why it’s stood the test of time.

‘Mozart used to see colours when he composed and we hope this new set of poems will make Londoners journeys more colourful and interesting.’

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