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Information about notation:

  • Angled brackets <> indicate that this section will be replaced by something. For example, if "<operator>" is shown in the table, the word operator will not actually be announced; instead the relevant train operator will be - for example CrossCountry
  • Braces {} indicate a choice between two phrases. For example, if "at the {front/middle/rear} the train" is shown in the table, then in some cases the system will announce at the front, in some cases at the rear, and in some cases at the middle.
  • Regular brackets () indicate that a phrase is sometimes, but not always, announced. For example, if "(Please mind the gap)" is shown, then in some cases the phrase please mind the gap will be heard, and in some cases it will not.

AtosEdit

Type Voices Script Notes and Variations
Cancelled train Anne/Karen/Matt/Mike/Rodger "May I have your attention please on platform <platform number>. We are sorry to announce that the <hour> <minute> <operator> service to <destination> has been cancelled. This is due to <cancellation reason>. <Operator> apologises for {the disruption to your journey today/any inconvenience caused/any inconvenience this may cause you}." If no platform number had been assigned to the cancelled train, "Your Attention Please!" is announced at the start instead.
Anne/Rodger (SWR) The <hour> <minute> <operator> service to <destination> has been cancelled. This is because of <cancellation reason>. We‘re sorry that your journey will take longer than planned.
Anne "Your attention please. We are sorry to announce that the <hour> <minutes> <operator> service to <destination> has been cancelled and will start from <origin> instead. This is due to <reason>. Customers are advised to catch the <hour> <minutes> <destination> service to connect with the <location> service. The <hour> <minutes> <location> service will depart from Platform <platform number>. Connecting service where they can use train to connect with another train at specific location if a train at their end is cancelled.
Ruth "Your attention please (on platform <platform number>. We are sorry that the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> has been cancelled. This is due to <cancellation reason>. <Operator> apologises for the inconvenience this may cause you."
Disruptions Anne/Ruth/Karen "Please note/We are sorry/we regret to inform you that services are being {subjected to} disruption/delay/cancellation because of <reason>. Every effort is being made to restore services to normal as quickly as possible. Please listen for further announcements. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you."
Delay Anne/Matt/Mike/Karen "We are sorry that the <HH:MM> <operator> service to <destination> is delayed by approximately <number> minute(s). This is due to <reason>. {Please listen for further announcements}. {<operator> apologises for this late running and the inconvenience caused." Atos Default train delay announcements
Anne/Rodger "We are sorry to announce that the <HH:MM> <operator> service to <destination> is delayed by approximately <number> minute(s). This is due to <reason>." GWR delay announcement
"The <HH:MM> <operator> service to <destination> is delayed by <number> minute(s). This is because of <reason>." SWR delay announcement
Anne "The <HH:MM> service to <destination> is delayed and will depart in approximately <number> minutes. This is due to <reason>. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused." TfL Rail's delay announcement
"<operator> are sorry to announce that the <HH:MM> <operator> service to <destination> is delayed and is expected to depart in approximately <number> minutes. This is due to <reason>." c2c delay announcement
Ruth "Your attention please! We are sorry that the <HH:MM> <operator> service to <destination> is delayed by approximately <number> minute(s). This is due to <reason>. <operator> apologises for this late running and the inconvenience caused."
CCTV Anne/Mike/Karen "24 hr CCTV recording is in operation at this station, for the purpose of security and safety management"
Ruth "May I have your attention please! Closed circuit television and remote video monitoring is in use at this station for your personal safety and security."
Cycling Anne/Mike/Karen "This is a safety announcement. It is not permitted to cycle, skateboard or roller blade within the station building."
Ruth "In the interests of safety, the riding of skateboards, rollerblades and cycles on this station is prohibited. Offenders may be prosecuted under Railway Byelaw Number 30." Eryl also announces a Welsh translation at Welsh stations fitted with PA."
Fast Train

Anne

"Stand well back from the platform edge. The next train at platform <platform number> does not stop here. (Stand behind the yellow line)."
Anne/Matt/Mike "The train now approaching platform <platform number> does not stop here. Please stand well clear of the edge of Platform <platform number>.
Anne/Rodger "The fast train now approaching platform <platform number> does not stop here. Stand back from the platform edge, and hold on to pushchairs and wheelchairs." Updated version for GWR
"The train now approaching platform <platform number> dosen't stop here. Please stand back from the edge of the platform." SWR version
Anne "Please stand back. The train now approaching platform <platform number> does not stop here." GA Version
Anne "Please stand back from the platform edge, the next train at platform <platform number> does not stop here. Please hold on to pushchairs and wheelchairs." WMR Version
Train not in Passenger use Anne/Ruth/Rodger/Mike/Matt "The train now approaching/(The train at) Platform <number>. Is not in passenger service. Please do not board this train on Platform <number>.
Luggage

Anne/Mike/Rodger

"Please do not leave your luggage unattended on the station. Luggage left unattended may be removed without warning or destroyed or damaged by the security services.

Anne (A secure left-luggage facility is located {on/at}<description of location> to enable passengers to store their luggage)
Karen Cunningham "ScotRail would like to politely remind all passengers not to leave any belongings unattended, if you spot any suspicious items then please speak to staff or the British Transport Police immediately."
Next fastest service Anne/Matt/Mike/Rodger Passengers for <station>, your next fastest direct service is now expected to be the <hour><minute> to <destination> departing from platform <platform number>" Played after a cancellation or large delay announcement
Anne Customers for <station>, your next fastest direct service is now expected to be the <hour><minute> to <destination> which is expected to depart from <platform number> in approximately <number> minutes. Played after delays and cancellation on c2c stations.
Next train Anne/Matt/Mike/Rodger

/Ruth/Karen

"The next train to {arrive at/depart from} platform <platform number>, will be the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>. Calling at: <intermediate stations>. This train {is formed of/has} <number of coaches> {coaches/carriages}." (<Train facility> {is/are} {available on the train/in coach <coach number/letter>/at the {front/middle/rear} (of the train)}). (<repetition of first sentence>). Great Western Railway stations have a version which replaces information about calling points and facilities with "this is the service from <origin>"

AWC stations for AWC services: "You can find the shop in Coach C, for delicious hot and cold refreshments"

At Manchester Piccadilly, where two trains occupy the same platform: "Calling at" is replaced by "Travel in the front <number of coaches> coaches for"

"Platform <platform number> for the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>. Calling at {<intermediate stations> and <destination>/<destination>only. This train {has/is formed of}<number of coaches> coaches."
Parking Anne "Vehicles parked at unauthorised points may be clamped or removed without warning. Short and long stay parking is available at this station."
Platform Alteration Anne/Matt/Mike/Rodger/Karen "This is a platform alteration! The <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> will now depart from platform <new platform number>." At Sheffield, this announcement loops several times.
Anne/Rodger (SWR) ”This is a platform change! The <hour> <minute> <operator> service to <destination> will now leave from <new platform number>." SWR version
Security Anne

/Mike/Karen

"Security personnel tour this station 24 hours a day."
BTP Anne "This is a security message. If you see something that doesn't look right, speak to staff or text the British Transport Police on 61016. We'll sort it. See it, say it, sorted."
Short Platforms

Anne/Matt/Mike/Rodger

Due to {short platforms/a short platforms}, passengers for <station> should board the {front/rear} <coaches> coaches.

Anne/Rodger (SWR) Some stations have short platforms. If you are travelling to <station>, you will need to travel in the {front/back} <carriages> carriages of the train.
Anne (WMR) "Please make sure you travel in the correct part of the train. Passengers for <location(s)> must board the <front/rear> <coach number> carriages only." WMR version for Short platforms.
Short-formed train Anne This train has <number of coaches> coaches. Please accept our apologies for the reduced number of coaches today. Uses coaches regardless of whether the station train announcements use coaches or carriages.
Smoking

Anne

"Passengers are reminded that smoking is prohibited at all stations and on all train services."

Anne "Smoking is not allowed anywhere at the station or on trains, this includes e-cigarettes." Used on Southeastern, C2c, West Midlands Trains and Greater Anglia stations
Anne (SWR) "Please don't smoke or vape at this station" and "Our stations are no-smoking areas, this includes e-cigarettes."
Karen Cunningham "To comply with legislation and in the interest of safety this station operates a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke on the station. Thank you for your co-operation." Karen mainly announces this at Network Rail stations in Scotland.
Anne For your safety and comfort, this station operates a no smoking policy. Manchester Piccadilly: "Manchester Piccadilly is a no smoking station. Please refrain from smoking whilst at this station." (No longer in use)
Ruth "All our trains and stations are no smoking areas. Please do not smoke until you have left the station premises."
Ticket Checks Anne/Karen Cunningham "Ticket checks are in operation at this station. Please have your ticket(s) {ready/available} for inspection."
Onboard Ticket Purchase Anne "Please note, tickets are available for purchase onboard the train." Anne announces this at London Kings Cross for Hull Trains services.
Request Stops Anne/Rodger/Ruth/Karen Cunningham "<location(s)> are/is a request stop, and passenger(s) for these stations should ask the conductor on the train to arrange for the train to stop to allow them to alight/leave." Used at ScotRail,GWR,SWR,

WMR,TfW and Network Rail stations.

Travel information Anne/Rodger "This is your Transport for London travel information, there are <Part closures/minor delays/planned closures/severe delays> in the <service(s)>. There is currently a good service operating on all other lines." Rodger formerly use to announce this at GWR stations in London if he was the default announcer.
Tickets Anne/Rodger “Please buy a ticket before getting on to a train, otherwise you may have to pay a penalty fare.
Train location Anne/Mike "This train is currently at/between <name of station(s)>" Played after a delay announcement
Warm Weather Anne "The weather forecast today is for temperatures to be high. Please ensure that you take note of the advice posters on display at all stations, and if possible carry a bottle of water with you. If you are feeling unwell, contact a member of staff at the station."
Anne "During the warm weather, please carry water with you, and if you feel unwell, talk to a member of our team." SWR Warm weather announcement.
Wet Weather Anne/Matt/Mike "This is a safety announcement. Due to today's wet weather, please take extra care whilst on the station. Surfaces may be slippery."
Yellow line Anne/Rodger "For your own safety, you are reminded to stand behind the yellow line" Used at GWR and Avanti West Coast stations
Dispatch Train (Slam sets) Anne "To assist staff in the punctual dispatch of your train please ensure you close all doors and windows firmly behind you. Thank you" Greater Anglia’s announcement for Intercity slam door carriages.
Engineering Works Ruth/Anne "Due to essential engineering work, many trains are revised for the coming weekend and passengers are advised to check the revised times of their trains before travelling. Full details are available on posters around the station."
Fire Alarm Testing Anne "Special announcement to all staff and passengers. As part of the weekly fire alarm test, you will hear an evacuation message. This is for testing purposes only."
Mind The Gap Anne/Matt/Rodger "Customers are reminded to mind the gap between the train and (the) platform edge when boarding."
Anne (WMR)/Rodger (SWR) ”Please mind the gap between the train and the platform edge” Played after all train announcements at SWR stations.

Anne announces min the gap on WMR stations.

Anne "This is a safety announcement. Customers are reminded to mind the gap between the train and platform edge when boarding." Updated version for GWR for relatively major stations such as Oxford.

Heard as a separate announcement with chimes if the station uses them

Safety Matt "Ladies and Gentlemen. For your own safety, please stand back from the platform edge. and when boarding and alighting trains, please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Thank you.
Door Locking Anne/Matt/Rodger "Please note - to ensure a timely departure, train doors may be locked shut up to 30/40 seconds before departure"
Anne "Please note - On <TOC> services, train doors will close/will be closed <amount of time> minutes/seconds prior to departure.
Help Point Next Train Button Anne "This station is <station>. The next train to arrive at {platform <platform number/this station in the direction of <next major station on line> and <terminus of line>} will be the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>.
Evacuation Anne This is an evacuation announcement. Will all members of the public and the staff, Please leave the station by walking out through the nearest exit. Please ensure that you take all of your personal belongings with you.There is no need to run.
Delay on Journey Anne/Rodger This train may be delayed by up to <number> minutes after <location> this is due to <reason> between <location> and <location>.
Trains not calling at Anne/Mike/Rodger/

Matt/Karen/Ruth

"This train will not be calling at <location> and/or <location/destination> today. This is due to <reason>.
Trains additional call Anne/Mike/Rodger/

Matt/Karen/Ruth

"Please note this train will call additionally at <location> (and <location>) today.
Test Announcement Anne "Test announcement. This is a test announcement. Counting 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Test announcement"

KeTech / AmeyEdit

Type Voice Artists Script Notes and Variations
Fast Train Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Emma Hignett "Stand well away from the edge of platform <platform number>, the approaching train is not scheduled to stop at this station. (Fast train approaching!)"
Charlotte / Roger "Stand well away from the edge of <platform number>; the next train at this platform is not for customer use. Used when Southeastern had Ditra system.
Alison McKay "Stand well away from the edge of platform <platform number>. Fast train approaching. Used at ScotRail stations.
Amey / Only Woman "Stand well away from the edge of platform <platform number>. The approaching train does not stop at this station. Fast train approaching." Used at Southern and VT stations
Security - Luggage Celia Drummond

"Here is a security announcement. Please do not leave luggage unattended anywhere on the station, any unattended luggage will be removed without warning and may be destroyed"

Used at most staffed or major Northern and Chiltern Railways stations.
Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Emma Hignett / Charlotte / Roger / Amey "Please do not leave cases or parcels unattended anywhere on the station. Any unattended articles are likely to be removed with out warning.
Stand Back Celia Drummond "In the interests of safety, please stand back from the edge of the platform, until your train comes to a complete stop."
Security - CCTV Phil Sayer/Celia Drummond "This is a security announcement. For your safety and security, closed-circuit television is in use at this station." KeTechs CCTV announcement used at Chiltern Railways and Northern stations.
Emma Hignett/Charlotte/Roger "Please note that closed circuit television and remote video monitoring is in use at this station for your personal safety and security." Used at London Overground and formerly Southeastern and South Western Railway.
Safety announcement Emma Hignett "Your safety is very important to us. We have 24 hour CCTV recording in operation. Please do not leave your luggage unattended, luggage left unattended may be removed without warning, or destroyed or damaged by security services. If you see something that doesn't look right speak to staff or text British Transport police on 61016. We'll sort it, see it, say it, sorted! Whilst waiting for your train please stand back behind the yellow line. Thank you!" Emmas security announcement used on TfL Rails station along with Atos.
Train not in Public use Phil Sayer/Celia Drummond/Emma Hignett/Charlotte/Roger "Stand away from the train at Platform <number>. This train is not in use.

(Please stand back behind the yellow line.)"

Next Train Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Charlotte / Roger

Platform X for the HH:MM <operator> service to <destination>. Calling at <stations> and <destination>. This train is formed of <number of coaches> coaches. Platform <platform number> for the HH:MM <operator> service to <destination>.

Celia Drummond / Emma Hignett The next train to arrive at Platform X is the HH:MM <operator> service to <destination>. Calling at <stations> and <destination> This train is formed of X coaches/carriages. The next train to arrive at Platform X is the HH:MM <operator> service to <destination>. Used at London Overground and Northern Stations.
Alison McKay The next train at Platform X is the HH:MM <operator> service to <destination>. Calling at <stations> and <destination>.This train is formed of X carriages" Used at ScotRail stations.
Next direct service Celia Drummond "The next direct service to <station> is the <hour><minute> from platform <platform number>" Played after a cancellation or large delay announcement

Mind The Gap

Celia Drummond / Phil Sayer "Mind the gap between the train and the platform. Mind the gap." Used at most South Western Railway stations.
Emma Hignett "Mind the gap between the train and the platform. (Please stand back behind the yellow line!) Used at London Overground station.
Terminating Service  Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond

"The next train to arrive at platform <platform number> terminates here. This train is the service from <origin>. This train will terminate here."

Celia's version used at most Northern stations.
Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Charlotte / Roger "The next train at platform <platform number> terminates here. This train is the service from <origin>. This train will terminate here. Ditra's original announcement when they were used at various TOC companies.
Emma Hignett "The next train to arrive at platform <platform number>. Terminates here. This train terminates here. Emma's version used at London Overground stations.
Delays Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond

{We/<operator>} are sorry to announce that the <hour><minute> Northern / service to <destination> is (being) delayed (by approximately <delay> minutes) (due to <reason). (Please listen for further announcements.) {We/<operator>} are sorry/very sorry for the delay this may cause to your journey."

Celia's version used at most Northern stations.
Cancellations Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Amey

{We/<operator>} are sorry to announce that the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> has been cancelled (due to <reason>). {We/<operator>} are sorry for the delay this may cause to your journey."

Celia's version used at most Northern stations.
Charlotte / Roger / Alison McKay / Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond I am sorry to announce that the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> has been cancelled (due to <reason>). {We/<operator>} {I am very/extremly} sorry for the delay this may cause to your journey." Original delay announcement before they changed it to "We are" however Charlotte, Roger and Alison still announced the original script.
Emma Hignett / Alison McKay The HH:MM <operator> service to <location> has been cancelled due to <reason> Emma's version used at London Overground stations.
Platform Alteration Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Charlotte / Roger / Emma Hignett / Alison McKay / Amey "Attention please: this is a platform alteration. The <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> will now depart from platform <platform number>. Platform <platform number> for the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>.
Replacement Bus Service Celia Drummond "Here is a special announcement. A replacement bus service is in operation between this station, and <station> for the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> Further information is available from the station information boards."
Request Stop Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond / Amey "Customers may request stop at <location> or <locations> and <location>. By contacting the conductor on the train." Used at FGW and VT stations
Revenue Inspectors Celia Drummond "Please ensure you have a valid ticket for travel. Revenue Inspectors do travel on the trains, and you will be expected to produce your tickets, when asked to do so." Used at most staffed or major Northern stations.
Test Phil Sayer / Celia Drummond "Testing, testing. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten" Used to test announcement system
Train Delay Celia Drummond Please note, services in the <location> area are currently meeting with delays up to <number> minutes. Due to <reason>. Used at Northern stations.
Children Phil Sayer/Celia Drummond/Charlotte/Roger "Parents and guardians are reminded that the station can be a dangerous environment. Trains may pass through at high speed and without prior warning, when on the station and travelling on the rail services please make sure that your children are supervised at all times.''
Hot Weather Emma Hignett/Celia Drummond "In this hot weather, it is advisable to carry a bottle of water with you. Should someone be taken ill while on the train, please wait until the next station to seek help."
Wet Weather Emma Hignett/Celia Drummond "This is a safety announcement. Due to today wet weather, please take extra care whilst on the station. Surfaces may be slippery."
Evacuation Phil Sayer/Celia Drummond "{Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please.} Due to a reported emergency, all passengers must leave the station immediately, please obey the instructions from staff." Celia announced evacuation at Network Rail when they had Ditra.

Phil announces evacuation on LU stations.

Roger "Will Inspector Sands please go to <location> immediately."

"Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please. Due to a reported emergency, will passengers leave the station immediately."

Roger announces evacuation at some London stations. Blackfriars uses his voice for evacuation.
Trains will not call Phil Sayer/Celia Drummond/Charlotte/Roger/Amey "Please note this train will not call at <location(s)> and/or <location/destination>
Train additional call Phil Sayer/Celia Drummond/Charlotte/Roger/Amey "Please note this train will call additionally at <location>.

Funkwerk Edit

Type Voices Script Notes
Fast Train Phil "Please stand well away from the edge of platform X. A fast train is approaching".
Left Luggage Phil "Do not leave luggage or personal belongings unattended. Any unattended items may be removed, and destroyed or damaged by security forces".
CCTV Phil "In the interest of passengers safety and security, this station is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV, which is recorded by British Transport Police."

SiemensEdit

Type Voices Script Notes
Stand Clear Scottish Female "Please stand clear of the platform edge. Fast Train approaching."
Next Train Scottish Female "The next train at Platform <number> is the <HH:MM> service to <location>. Calling at: <locations> and <destination>. This train is formed of X carriages."
Train arriving Scottish Female "The train arriving at Platform <number> is the <HH:MM> service to <location>. This train is formed of X carriages." Used at ScotRail stations
Cancellation Scottish Female "We are sorry to announce that the <HH:MM> service to <location> has been cancelled. Due to <reason>. Please listen for further announcements." Used at ScotRail stations
Delays Scottish Female "This is a service announcement. The <HH:MM> service to <Location> is delayed by approximately <number> minutes. Due to <reason>. Please listen for further announcements."
"We are sorry to announce that the <HH:MM> service to <Location> is delayed by approximately <number> minutes. Due to <reason>. Please listen for further announcements." Newest delay announcements
CCTV TPX Female "Customers are advised that closed-circuit television, and remote video monitoring is in use at this station for your personal safety and security.''
Left Luggage TPX Female "Your attention please. This is a security announcement. Customers are reminded not to leave luggage or belongings unattended, as they may be removed or destroyed without notice, by the security services."
Children TPX Female "Parents and guardians are reminded that the station can be a dangerous environment. Trains may pass through at high speed and without prior warning, when on the station and travelling on the rail services please make sure that your children are supervised at all times.''
Smoking TPX Female "This is a customer announcement. Smoking is not permitted at this station.''
Stand Back Rob "Please stand back from the platform edge until the stopping service has come to a stop at the platform. Be aware high speed trains can pass this platform at any time".
Train Preparing Rob "The train now standing at platform X is being prepared for service. Please do not board this train".
Smoking Rob "Customers are reminded that it is against the law to smoke in any part of this station. This includes all enclosed areas, and the open platforms."
Next Train Rob The next train at platform <platform number>, is the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>. Calling at: <intermediate stations>. The next train at platform <platform number>, is the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>
Terminating Train Rob The train now approaching platform <platform number>, terminates here. This train is the service from <origin>. This train will terminate here."
Not in Public Service Rob "The train now standing at platform X is not in public service. Please do not board this train."
Skateboards, Roller-blades & Bikes TPE Female "Your attention please. Please note, that it is not permitted to ride bicycles, skateboards, or use roller-blades, at any station."
Wet Weather Rob "Attention please! Customers are advised to take extra care whilst moving around the station, as platform surfaces and stairs may be slippery."
Delayed Service Rob We're sorry to announce that the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination> has been delayed.
Cancelled Service Rob We are sorry to announce that the <hour><minute> <operator> service to <destination>, has been cancelled. The next service to <destination>, will be at <hour><minute>, on platform <platform number>. Customers for intermediate stations, please check noticeboards displaying information, and listen for further announcements."
Platform Alteration Rob Attention please! Please note that this is a platform alteration for the <hour><minute> <operator> service to: <destination>. This train will now depart from platform <platform number>. Platform <platform number> for the <hour><minute> <operator> service to: <destination>''
New Timetables Rob "Your attention please! It is written, new timetables commence on <day> the <date> of <month>.
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