Thursday, 24 March 2011

Railway Gob-sh1ttery - Everbody

This from the Globetrotter...

Whilst on the subject of meaningless or illiterate announcements, a personal gripe is:

'The train now arriving into the platform'.

This conjours up images of hideous scraping noises, dust and coping stones flying in all directions.

I think it began with London Underground, but it seems to be spreading like wildfire across the national network as well.

What is wrong with 'the train now arriving' or 'at platform X' if really essential for disambiguation.

And don't get me started on the iniquities of 'train station'!