Speaking on Sonia, has Sonia's voice been changed over the last few years, to something deeper? I swear I remember 'her' to be higher in inotation and voice, especially in the 'This train terminates at Hainault, via Newbury Park'. Now, its a little bit deeper, and the inotation seems more realistic.
Has Sonia been changed over the past few years to a 'better' sounding, more realistic voice?
Post by tubeoperator92 on Dec 24, 2005 18:22:54 GMT
Haven't noticed the change in the vocals myself. Can't hear much when in the cab, what with track noise, wheel squeal, ATO command 'clicks' and radio banter. Much better when I make the announcements myself...
Lots of the original announcements were changed in the past few years to the LU-standard bland Emma Clarke, there was originally a different one on the Central line as well as the Circle and Bakerloo / Victoria.
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Further to this thread from 11 years ago, I have received the following email today:
I have just seen a line on your website claiming that Janet Mayo, the first voice of the London Underground on the Central line is the wife of DJ Simon. May I correct this ? I have never been married to Simon and we are not related in any way. We did both work for the BBC at the same time, however. Regards Janet Mayo
I am about to reply advising that the forum is happy to correct this inaccuracy.
Additionally, the squarewheels page the hyperlink link point at does not make any reference to, or claim that Simon Mayo is married or related to Janet Mayo.
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