London Underground voice announcements

Here is my collection of the London Underground voice announcements. This post has been significantly updated twice (in March 2014 and in May 2016). I still don’t have any announcements from the Metropolitan and Waterloo & City lines, and the DLR.

Car line diagrams source: Transport for London

The “Mind the Gap” announcement

First of all, the famous “Mind the Gap” announcement:Mind the Gap

Bakerloo line

Bakerloo line

Only one regular announcement:This is Edgware Road. This is a Bakerloo Line train to Queens Park. Please stand clear of the doors

And one overlapped with a service announcement:Customer service update. Central line: no service between Marble Arch and Liverpool Street. Metropolitan line: no service between… This train is ready to leave. Please mind the doors

And a service update on Baker Street:Travel information. The is no Metropolitan line train services between Wembley Park and Northwood (?) For the fastest journey to any station north (of?) Harrow-on-the-Hill you should use the Chiltern Railways services from Marylebone. Thank you

Central line

Central line

…Liverpool Street. Change here for the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, and National Rail services. This is a Central line train to West Ruislip

Lancaster Gate — Marble Arch (towards Epping):This is Lancaster Gate. This is a Central Line train to EppingThe next station is Marble ArchThis is Marble Arch. This is a Central line train to Epping

Marble Arch — Bond Street (towards West Ruislip):This is Marble Arch. This is a Central line train to West RuislipThe next station is Bond Street. Change here for the Jubilee lineThis is Bond Street. Change here for the Jubilee line. This is a Central line train to West Ruislip

Just in case you would like to imagine yourself travelling the whole way between the two stations, here is a full recording of that:The next station is Bond Street. Change here for the Jubilee line… This is Bond Street. Change here for the Jubilee line. This is a Central line train to West Ruislip

Liverpool Street — Bank (towards Ealing Broadway):This is Liverpool Street. Change here for the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, and National Rail servicesThe next station is Bank. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Change here for the Circle, District, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, and the DLRThis is Bank. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Change here for the Circle, District, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, and the DLR. This is a Central Line train to Ealing Broadway

Greenford — Norholt:This is Greenford. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Change here for National RailThe next station is Northolt

Circle line

Circle line

The next station is Notting Hill Gate. Change for the Central lineThis is Notting Hill Gate. Change for the Central line. This is a Circle line train via High Street Kensington and Victoria

Tower Hill — Liverpool Street:Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Tower Hill. Change for the District line, DLR from Tower Gateway and National Rail services from Fenchurch Street. Exit here for the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and riverboat service from Tower Pier. This is a Circle line train via Liverpool Street and King’s Cross St. PancrasThe next station is Aldgate. Please mind the gap between the train and the platformPlease mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Aldgate. This is a Circle line train via Liverpool Street and King’s Cross St. PancrasThe next station Liverpool Street. Change for the Central and Hammersmith & City lines and National Rail servicesThis is Liverpool Street. Change for the Central and Hammersmith & City lines and National Rail services. This is a Circle line train to Hammersmith

Farringdon:The next station is Farringdon. Change for National Rail servicesThis is Farringdon. Change for National Rail services. This is a Circle line train via Liverpool street and Tower Hill… This is a Circle line service via Liverpool street and Tower Hill. This train is ready to depart, please stand clear of the doors, mind the closing doors

Baker Street:The next station is Baker Street. Change for the Bakerloo, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Exit for Madam Tussaud’sThis is Baker Street. Change for the Bakerloo, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Exit here for Madam Tussaud’s. This is a Circle line train via King’s Cross St. Pancras and Liverpool street. (Plus some platform announcement on Aldgate service)

Train operator announcement about short delay at Baker Street:We should be back on the move short… Train’s now ready to depart, please stand clear of the doors, mind the closing doors

Train operator announcement at Aldgate:(?) Signal

District line

District line

This is High Street Kensington. The next station is Earl’s Court. This is a District Line train to Wimbledon…Change here to National Rail Services. This is a District Line train to Ealing Broadway

Paddington:The next station is Paddington. Change for the Bakerloo line and National Rail servicesThis is Paddington. Change for the Bakerloo line and National Rail services

Bayswater:The next station is BayswaterThis is Bayswater. This is a District line train to WimbledonThis is Bayswater. The next station is Notting Hill Gate. This is a District Line train to Wimbledon

Chiswick Park:Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Chiswick Park. This is a District line train to Upminster

Turnham Green:The next station is Turnham Green. Change for the District line to Richmond

Sloane Square:This is Sloane Square. This is a District line train to Upminster

Hammersmith & City line

Hammersmith & City line

Great Portland Street, Euston Square:The next station is Great Portland StreetThe next station is Euston Square. Change for London Overground and National Rail services from EustonThis is Euston Square. Change for London Overground and National Rail services from Euston. This is a Hammersmith & City line train to Barking

Jubilee line

Operator announcement at Canary Wharf:This train is now ready to depart, please stand clear of the closing doors

Canary Wharf — North Greenwich:The next station is Canary Wharf. Change for the DLRThis station is Canary Wharf. Change here for the DLR. This train terminates at StratfordThe next station is North Greenwich. Exit here for the Emirates Air Line and the O2

Northern line

Northern line

Moorgate — Euston (towards High Barnet via Bank):This station is Moorgate. Change here for Circle and Hammersmith and Metropolitan lines and main line suburban rail services. This train terminates at High BarnetThe next station is Old StreetThis station is Old Street. Change here for Moldfields Eye Hospital and main line suburban rail services. This train terminates at EdgwareThis station is King’s Cross St. Pancras. Change here for Circle and Hammersmith, Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Victoria lines, and mail line intercity, suburban and international rail services. This train terminates at EdgwareThe next station is Euston, Bank branch

The Hammersmith & City line is called just “Hammersmith” line in these announcements.

Euston (towards Morden via Bank):This station is Euston, Bank branch. Change here for southbound Northern line services via Charing Cross from platform 2, Victoria line and mainline intercity and suburban rail services. This train terminates at Morden via Bank.

Euston — Camden Town (towards Edgware via Charing Cross):This station is Euston, Charing Cross branch. Change here for southbound Northern line service via Bank from platform 6, Victoria line and mainline intercity and suburban rail services. This train terminates at Edgware.The next station is Camden Town, Edgware branchThis station is Camden Town, Edgware branch. Change here for all stations to High Barnet and Mill Hill East from platform 3. This train terminates at Edgware. (Ladies and gentlemen, there is good service operating on all London Underground lines.)

Goodge Street (towards Kennington):The next station is Goodge StreetThis station is Goodge Street. This train terminates at Kennington

King’s Cross St. Pancras — Moorgate (towards Morden via Bank):Change here for Circle and Hammersmith, Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Victoria lines and mainline intercity, suburban and international rail services. This train terminates at Morden. Stand clear of the doorsThis station is Old Street. Change here for Moldfields Eye Hospital and mainline suburban rail services. This train terminates at MordenThis station is Moorgate. Change here for Circle & Hammersmith and Metropolitan lines and mainline suburban rail services. This train terminates at Morden

It is notable that on the Jubilee and Northern lines, they say “this train terminates at S” instead of “this is a L line service / train to S”. I also like the Northern-line expression “This train terminates at Morden via Bank” as a shorthand for “This is a Bank branch train, and it terminates at Morden”.

Piccadilly line

Piccadilly line

Covent Garden — Green Park (towards Rayners Lane, Uxbridge):This is Covent Garden. This is a Piccadilly line service to Rayners LaneThe next station is Leicester Square. Change for the Northern lineThis is Leicester Square. Change here for the Northern line. This is a Piccadilly line service to Rayners LaneThis is Piccadilly Circus. Change here for the Bakerloo line. This is a Piccadilly line service to UxbridgeThe next station is Green Park. Change for the Jubilee and Victoria linesThis is Green Park. Change here for the Jubilee and Victoria lines. This is a Piccadilly line service to UxbridgeThis is Green Park. Change here for the Jubilee and Victoria lines. This is a Piccadilly line service to Rayners Lane

Barons Court — Hammersmith (towards Uxbridge)Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Barons Court. Change here for the District line. This is a Piccadilly line service to UxbridgePlease mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Hammersmith. Change here for the District and Hammersmith & City lines. The next station is Acton Town. This is a Piccadilly line service to Uxbridge

Osterley towards Heathrow, including announcements for the customers who took the wrong train to Heathrow:Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Osterley. This is a Piccadilly line service to Heathrow Terminals 4 and 1, 2, 3Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Hounslow West. Customers for Heathrow Terminal 4 should change here and wait on this platform for a train to Terminal 4. This is a Piccadilly line service to Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is Hounslow West. Customers for Heathrow Terminal 5 should change here and wait on this platform for a train to Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5. This is a Piccadilly line service to Heathrow Terminals 4 and 1, 2, 3. The next station is Hatton CrossThis is Hatton Cross. Customers for Heathrow Terminal 5 should change here and wait on this platform for a train to Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5. This is a Piccadilly line service to Heathrow Terminals 4 and 1, 2, 3

Victoria line

Victoria line

Red signal:Sorry for the delay. We are currently being held at a red signal. We should be moving again shortly

Victoria — King’s Cross St. Pancras (towards Seven Sisters, Walthamstow Central, including announcement of suspended lines):This is Victoria. Change here for Circle and District lines, Natinal Rail services and Victoria coach station. This is a Victoria line train to Seven SistersThe next station is Green Park. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for Jubilee and Piccadilly lines. Exit for Buckingham Palace. This station has step-free accessPlease change here for the Bakerloo and Central lines. This is a Victoria line train to Seven Sisters. National Rail services from Tottenham Hale are suspended. The Hammersmith & City line is part-suspended between Moorgate and Barking. London Overground is part-suspended. Please stand clear of the closing doorsThe next station is Warren Street. Doors will open on the left-hand side. Change for the Northern line. National Rail services from Tottenham Hale are suspended. The Hammersmith & City line is part-suspended between Moorgate and Barking. London Overground is part-suspended between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate and Clapham Junction…is Warren Street. Change here for the Northern line. This is a Victoria line train to Walthamstow CentralThis is Warren Street. Change here for the Northern line. This is a Victoria line train to Seven Sisters. Please stand clear of the closing doorsThis is King’s Cross St. Pancras. Change here for Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern and Piccadilly lines, National and International Rail services. This station has step-free access. This is a Victoria line train to Walthamstow Central

Highbury & Islington — Brixton (including announcements on a weekend when many services were suspended):The next station is King’s Cross St. Pancras. Doors will open on the left-hand side. Change for Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, national and international rail services. Exit for the British Library. This station has step-free access. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routes. The Hammersmith & City line is part-suspended between Moorgate and Barking

Notice, that the suspended Northern line was not even listed in the “change” section.This is King’s Cross St. Pancras. Change here for Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, national and international rail services. Exit here for the British Library. This station has step-free access. This is a Victoria line train to Brixton. The Northern Line is suspended. The Hammersmith & City line is part-suspended between Moorgate and Barking

Here the Northern Line announcement is shortened. I thought it was because the whole announcement was getting too long, but hold on.The next station is Euston. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for London Overground and National Rail services. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routesThis is Euston. Change here for London Overground and National Rail services. This is a Victoria line train to Brixton. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routesThe next station is Warren Street. Doors will open on the left-hand side. Exit for University College Hospital. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routesThis is Warren Street. Exit here for University College Hospital. This is a Victoria line train to Brixton. The Northern Line is suspended.

Here, the Northern line announcement is shortened again, but the overall announcement is not nearly as long. So I have no clue.The next station is Oxford Circus. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for Bakerloo and Central lines. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routes

There is no Northern line on Oxford Circus, but it’s mentioned nevertheless, presumably due to its importance (the Hammersmith & City was mentioned only at King’s Cross).This is Oxford Circus. Change here for Bakerloo and Central lines. This is a Victoria line train to Brixton. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routesThe next station is Green Park. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for Jubilee and Piccadilly lines. Exit for Buckingham Palace. This station has step-free access. The Northern Line is suspended due to planned engineering works. Please use alternative routesThis is Green Park. Change here for Jubilee and Piccadilly lines. This is a Victoria line train to Brixton. Exit here for Buckingham PalaceThe next station is Victoria. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for Circle and District lines, National Rail services and Victoria coach stationThis is Victoria. Change here for Circle and District lines, National Rail services and Victoria coach station. This is a Victoria line train to BrixtonThe next station is Pimlico. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Exit for Tate BritainThis is Pimlico. This is a Victoria line train to Brixton. Exit here for Tate BritainThis is Pimlico. Exit for Tate Britain. This is a Victoria line train to BrixtonThe next station is Vauxhall. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for National Rail servicesThis is Vauxhall. Change here for National Rail services. This is a Victoria line train to BrixtonThe next station is Stockwell. Doors will open on the right-hand side. Change for the Northern LineThis is Stockwell. Change here for the Northern Line. This is a Victoria line train to BrixtonThe next station is Brixton where this train terminates. All change please. Change for National Rail services. This station has step-free access. Please remember to take all your personal belongings with you when you leave the train. All change pleaseThis is Brixton where this train terminates. All change please. Change here for National Rail services

An operator announcement at Euston:Right down inside, please ladies and gentlemen, train is ready to leave. Stand clear, mind the doors. Stand clear, mind the doors. Stand clear, mind the doors, mind the doors, mind the doors.

London Overground

London Overground

West Brompton:The next station is West Brompton. Change here for London Underground District line and National Rail services. Alight here for Earl’s Court exhibition centre. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform… Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Currently District line is partly closed between Barking and Tower Hill due to planned engineering works. Good service operating on the rest of the line. Thank youThis is West Brompton. Change here for London Underground District line and National Rail services. Alight here for Earl’s Court exhibition centre. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This is the London Overground service to Clapham Junction. The next station is Imperial Wharf

Wandsworth Road, Clapham High Street:The next station is Wandsworth RoadThis is Wandsworth RoadThis is the London Overground service to Shadwell. The next station is Clapham High Street

Here are some platform announcements at Queen’s Park:The train now approaching Platform 1 is the 10:17 London Overground service to EustonThe train now standing at Platform 1 is the 10:17 London Overground service to Euston calling at Kilburn High Road, South Hampstead and EustonThe next train to arrive at Platform 2 is the 10:19 Bakerloo line service calling all stations to Elephant and CastleThis train approaching Platform 3 is all stations to Harrow and Wealdstone

National Rail

Our next station is South Greenford

Other announcements

This announcement on Highbury & Islington turned out to be very useful for my own journey planning:Customer information. Arsenal are playing home tomorrow, Tuesday, 26th November. This station will be extremely busy between the hours of 1730 and 1945. Also between the hours of 2100 and 2230. If you have any alternative route, please use it. Thank you. Once again…

A recording of a train operator explaining a delay with a red signal, the quality is very poor:Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen… red signal… The train is now ready to depart… Mind the doors. Mind the closing doors… Mind the doors

More train operator announcements:(?) something caught in a door. We’ll be on our way very shortly(?) Chancery Lane station is closed, Chancery Lane station is closed. Customers are advised to change at Holborn for a short walk to Chancery Lane

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