14 June 2010

Ad nauseum

I'm one of the growing number of people who believe that announcements on the London Underground system could do with updating. There are simply far too many nowadays. If you listen out to all announcements made while you're either on a Tube train or wandering through the tunnels to reach the platforms, the vast majority of them are completely needless.

London Overground - the Tube's above-surface counterpart - has virtually identical automated announcements. Passengers aboard one of Overground's shiny new Class 378s were recently forced to listen to all possible on-train announcements and variations thereof, which totalled over 6-and-a-half minutes' worth when read out continuously.

View the YouTube video below and see what you think. There are some absolute corkers in there.

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