Boris celebrates deal with trip on Beijing underground

Boris Johnson celebrated an agreement for British designer Thomas Heatherwick to build two Beijing underground stations by taking a trip on the network himself. London's Mayor said Britain remained competitive internationally in creative industries, like design and fashion.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson travels from Xidan to Gongzhufenin on Line 1 of the Beijing Metro
Mayor of London Boris Johnson travels from Xidan to Gongzhufenin on Line 1 of the Beijing Metro Credit: Press Assocation

Thomas Heatherwick, who designed the cauldron that featured in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, could also be commissioned to build an entire line for Beijing's underground, which could include 15 to 20 stations.

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Boris hails deal on underground

Boris Johnson celebrated an agreement for British designer Thomas Heatherwick to build two Beijing underground stations by taking a trip on the network himself.