Life in general from someone beyond the western extremities of London's Central Line. A bias towards musings on transport and travel.
During that time there were seven announcements over the PA system. All a bit much really.
And how many of them were actually vaguely useful?
You tend to filter them out after a while, and then it becomes background noise (unless of course you hear the words "Picadilly", "delays" and "severe" within a few seconds of each other ;)
This is another problem for me too. I've blogged myself about "muzak" and noise pollution in the past, and funnily enough, in Starbucks last Saturday morning @ 07:45am, one of the people in there actually felt he had to move because the noise where he was sitting was "like a club there!", he said.Who wants thumping dance music on loud at 7am, when you're trying to have a reasonably quiet cup of coffee?!"The Third Place" my arse!
From memory, I think one was useful ("If you are going to Morden, get on this train and change at Kennington"), the rest were the usual claptrap.As a general rule I think there should be a gap of at least a minute between any 'standard' automated announcements.
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