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For a while now the automated announcer on Jubilee line trains has had
a different voice. Well, partly. The voice that announces the station
you're at and tells you what lines you can change to is different, but
the voice which announces where the train terminates is the same. Does
anyone know the reason for this change? I rather miss the old voice,
the new one sounds like a drunk upper class prostitute (or at least how
I'd imagine one to sound).

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On 23 Jul 2003 23:01:16 GMT, Robin May
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For a while now the automated announcer on Jubilee line trains has had
a different voice. Well, partly. The voice that announces the station
you're at and tells you what lines you can change to is different, but
the voice which announces where the train terminates is the same. Does
anyone know the reason for this change? I rather miss the old voice,
the new one sounds like a drunk upper class prostitute (or at least how
I'd imagine one to sound).



Don't know the reason but I have noticed this too.....but I can try &
find out "whodunnit" ! Being in the voiceover business, news tends to
travel quickly!!

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Don't know the reason but I have noticed this too.....but I can
try & find out "whodunnit" ! Being in the voiceover business, news
tends to travel quickly!!


If you do find out, don't tell her what I said about her!

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On 25 Jul 2003 05:02:06 -0700, (MJ)
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Hmm, I much prefer the new voice. The old one sounds like a
patronising primary school teacher ... "listen up now children, THIS
train tERminates at StANmore"!


No! Its only going to Kneeeeeesdon. :-)
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For a while now the automated announcer on Jubilee line trains has had
a different voice. Well, partly. The voice that announces the station
you're at and tells you what lines you can change to is different, but
the voice which announces where the train terminates is the same. Does
anyone know the reason for this change? I rather miss the old voice,
the new one sounds like a drunk upper class prostitute (or at least how
I'd imagine one to sound).


On a related topic, anyone remember the JL staffer who did platform
announcements (he may have been a driver)? I never actually heard him in
action, but was hoping to interview him for the Jubilee line staff and
customer magazines back in 1998-99. However the management weren't so
keen as he was apparently contravening some condition of his employment
and 'had been warned'. Several passengers wrote very positive letters
about him to the magazine, which I don't think we were able to publish.

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Emma Clarke is the new voice of the Underground.

The Summer edition of "tube" states she's the voice of the Bakerloo &
Victoria lines - soon to be heard on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith
& City lines and parts of the District line.

Regards,
Bart


On 23 Jul 2003 23:01:16 GMT, Robin May
wrote:

For a while now the automated announcer on Jubilee line trains has had
a different voice. Well, partly. The voice that announces the station
you're at and tells you what lines you can change to is different, but
the voice which announces where the train terminates is the same. Does
anyone know the reason for this change? I rather miss the old voice,
the new one sounds like a drunk upper class prostitute (or at least how
I'd imagine one to sound).




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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 15:00:29 +0100 Bart wrote:
} Emma Clarke is the new voice of the Underground.
}
} The Summer edition of "tube" states she's the voice of the Bakerloo &
} Victoria lines - soon to be heard on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith
} & City lines and parts of the District line.

Only parts of the district? Does she know how to pronounce Plaistow?

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Matthew Malthouse writes
} The Summer edition of "tube" states she's the voice of the Bakerloo &
} Victoria lines - soon to be heard on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith
} & City lines and parts of the District line.

Only parts of the district?


At a guess, it probably means she'll be doing the voice for the C stock
trains but not the D stock trains.

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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 15:00:29 +0100 Bart wrote:
} Emma Clarke is the new voice of the Underground.
}
} The Summer edition of "tube" states she's the voice of the
Bakerloo & } Victoria lines - soon to be heard on the Central,
Circle, Hammersmith } & City lines and parts of the District
line.

Only parts of the district? Does she know how to pronounce
Plaistow?


She better if she's going to be doing the Hammersmith and City line.

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