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« on: April 19, 2008, 11:21:47 pm »

Oh dear - listen to this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=84-stXEIKjo&feature=related

This is Arriva's new announcing system for the 175s!

Enjoy your next 4 hour journey to Holyhead... Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 08:48:32 am »

Oh dear. Its Digital Doris and 180 women with a cold merged together.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 09:10:49 am »

Heard her before...nice vid but its not from a 175..... know the inside of a 153 anyday
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008, 12:49:10 pm »

Heard her before...nice vid but its not from a 175..... know the inside of a 153 anyday

it dont look like a 153 to me,the lighting is different 153's have large diffusers running down the centre of the carriages.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 01:05:37 pm »

It is a 175 - look at the purple seats! Definitely built for First (North Western).
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 01:06:22 pm »

Oh dear. Its Digital Doris and 180 women with a cold merged together.

To be honest - it is the ping that is the worst...

Although I think Doris does have a blocked nose!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 06:02:29 pm »

Sounds like a mixture of 3 different voices throughout the announcement! Doris, the 'no smoking' woman and the 180 voice!

The chimes are too long, I feel, despite sounding nice the first time they would quickly become a bit annoying...a simple 'ping pong' like at the FGW (First Great Western) stations- or even nothing- would have been better...
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 06:06:15 pm »

I expect that this is what the HSTs (High Speed Train) will be getting! Angry
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008, 06:08:18 pm »

I expect that this is what the HSTs (High Speed Train) will be getting! Angry
HST's aren't getting automated announcments. Atleast I haven't heard different.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2008, 06:26:27 pm »

I heard one on an HST (High Speed Train) the other day. IIRC (if I recall/remember/read correctly) it was advising of an imminent ticket check. (However, as an aside, on the return journey, despite the barriers at Padd being opened to allow pax to board quickly there was no ticket check.) 
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2008, 06:31:35 pm »

Ah that announment.
'The guard will be making a full ticket check and would like to see all tickets, railcards and passes.'
By a women, used on 150's along with:
'Welcome Aboard, please listen to the following announcment for your safety. etc.'
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2008, 07:00:29 pm »

Ah that announment.
'The guard will be making a full ticket check and would like to see all tickets, railcards and passes.'
By a women, used on 150's along with:
'Welcome Aboard, please listen to the following announcment for your safety. etc.'

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"Welcome aboard. Please listen to the following announcements for your safety. Please familiarise yourself with the safety information provided on the posters displayed in the passengers saloons. Emergency door opening procedures are indicated close to the doors. Please ensure overhead luggage is safely stowed and when you leave the train, please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Thankyou"

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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2008, 07:05:48 pm »

Wot

"Welcome aboard. Please listen to the following announcements for your safety. Please familiarise yourself with the safety information provided on the posters displayed in the passengers saloons. Emergency door opening procedures are indicated close to the doors. Please ensure overhead luggage is safely stowed and when you leave the train, please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Thankyou"

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Ah, those wonderful words always remind me of pulling out of Bristol Temple Meads on a Severn Beach Line service.....
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2008, 07:08:56 pm »

The FGW (First Great Western) safety announcements, whilst repetitive and tedious, do fit in with their new Mk 3 seating - all designed to make you think you're travelling on Ryanair rather than a train.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2008, 07:37:11 pm »

Ah that announment.
'The guard will be making a full ticket check and would like to see all tickets, railcards and passes.'
By a women, used on 150's along with:
'Welcome Aboard, please listen to the following announcment for your safety. etc.'

Wot

"Welcome aboard. Please listen to the following announcements for your safety. Please familiarise yourself with the safety information provided on the posters displayed in the passengers saloons. Emergency door opening procedures are indicated close to the doors. Please ensure overhead luggage is safely stowed and when you leave the train, please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Thankyou"

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...and take care as you alight. Thank you.
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