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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Computerised voices on the Tube

Are the London Underground introducing more computerised announcements? We're used to hearing people reading out the vast amount of weekend engineering works. Some of them are getting so long now, that I wonder whether someone thought it would be good to have a computer doing these instead?

Tube Announcer

Paul Mison heard a very artificial sounding announcement at King's Cross which does sound as though stations were inserted at the last minute.

He said "They use a weirdly artificial sounding voice; if you've ever played Portal it's slightly too much like Glados for comfort.

Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if they do the same this weekend. Tourists seemed a little confused but I think they got the hang of it in the end.
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Has anyone else heard any more computerised voices on the Tube?


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