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Pianos Are Being Placed in London Tube Stations So Commuters Can Make Sweet Music

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Music Editor
Updated: 17 November 2017
Transport for London will be providing pianos in London tube stations to encourage commuters to take a break and make some music.

The new initiative, which was launched by composer and producer Tokio Myers this week, is in partnership with Yamaha.

Named #Platform88, the project will see three pianos ‘travelling’ around the network to various stations over two years to give the public the chance to show off their music skills.

At the end of the scheme, the pianos will be donated to the charities Railway Children, London Music Fund and Music for All.

Tokio Myers said: ‘My musical journey to this point has been full of surprises, chance moments and happy coincidences. Everyone loves listening to music and it’s my passion to inspire more people to move from listening to creating their own music. #Platform88 is a brilliant, fun way of doing this.’

Mark Wild, Managing Director of London Underground, added: ‘Music has been a part of tube travel for many years now, with busking and classical music featuring at many of our stations, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our customers’ journeys.

‘This project will bring music to some of our key stations, generate money for charity and also offer a platform for aspiring musicians to perform to some of the many thousands of customers who use our network every day.’

We just want to see more impromptu gigs like this.

Bring it, John Legend.