Categories transport Rather delighted about Craigieburn Post date Fri 22 February 2008 5 Comments on Rather delighted about Craigieburn Rather delighted about Craigieburn — MP3, 9 seconds, 147Kb. (I guess they got the lady back in to record that extra word for the lexicon last year) Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit 5 Comments on Rather delighted about Craigieburn By Daniel Bowen Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek. Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia. Opinions on this blog are all mine. View Archive → ← Ka-ching, the car strikes again → Keating! 5 replies on “Rather delighted about Craigieburn” Daniel Ha Ha! Yeah, rather chirpy. Well spotted. The one I hate hearing on the train is the mispronounciation of “Cranbourne”. Most Melburnians say “Cran-bun”, but the voice says “Cran-born”. Rog Why can’t the Comeng and XTrapolis trains use the same, clear, properly spoken announcement system that is in the Siemens trains? I travelled on a Siemens train for the first time last week and was pleasantly surprised by announcements that sounded like they came straight from an English train, with a clear, English female voice using full sentences. The trains I get every day, however, are stuck with the horrible, disjointed messages that you demonstrated in your MP3 file. How hard can it be to just record a full set of proper sentences? We don’t have that many stations. Obviously the people who commissioned the Siemens trains realised this and did a proper job. She was so pleased to be asked back. Just the other week I noticed Southern Cross is now just announced as “Southern Cross” rather than “Southern Cross on Spencer Street”. Incidentally I also recently realised that the voice of the announcements at Southern Cross Station is the same woman who did the the Cityrail station announcements in Sydney. My colleague and I used to giggle as we hit North Melbourne and heard that announcement. Craigieburn must be soooo cool! They’ve changed the announcements a little bit, I’ve noticed, she’s not so impressed. Craigieburn isn’t as cool as it used to be. Maybe she was drunk when she recorded it ? :D Comments are closed.