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Thursday, December 09, 2004

It's a Wonderful District Life

Annie's great "
Drivers announcements" was one of the first things that got me to this site, but I have to say that I've never actually been on a train where the driver was jolly enough to announce silly things - until yesterday morning.

Coming up the District Line from Wimbledon again on a completely packed train, the driver thought he'd have some fun by announcing at Parsons Green:

"Well as you can see now ladies and gentlemen, the train is completely full, so if anyone at Fulham Broadway is going to get on you're going to have to huddle together just that little bit more aren't you?"

And when we got to Fulham Broadway and some more people did manage to squeeze on, he came out with:

"Now I know you're all squashed together back there, but it's a cold day so at least you're all keeping each other warm"

At West Brompton, where he knew he was going to be held at a signal for a while:

"This is West Brompton, just one tantalisingly short stop away from Earl's Court which is where I expect most of you want to go, but instead we've got to sit here for a minute. When the doors do eventually close please don't get any of your body parts stuck in the door"

And eventually, as we approached Earl's Court, he announced:

"We are now approaching Earl's Court where you can if you want change for the Piccadilly Line. Or why not change to another wonderful District Line service? The District Line is marvellous isn't it! Or you can stay on my train, where I'll have the pleasure of taking you up towards Edgware Road."

On a cold Wednesday morning, on a packed train, he caused many people to look up from their 'Metros' and smile. Nice one!

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