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"Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby atlantis » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Anybody heard the new automated announcements on the surface portion of the Green Line? On the Riverside Branch, when the doors are opened on the surface portion of the line, there is an overbearing announcement in a female/computer female voice that says "Please pay your fare, it's only fair." Now this can be annoying but I really feel bad for the drivers who have to hear it all day. They probably hear it in their sleep! The announcement is not played on the underground portion of the line as obviously, you pay when you enter the station. A better idea, IMHO, which was suggested by a Green Line driver would be to have an announcement that says: "Please proceed to the front of the train to pay your fare." Or something on those lines.
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Re: "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby Type 7 3684 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:59 pm

I've also noticed they announce bus connections too. At Government Center, they say "please watch your step while exiting the train" due to the gap between the train and the platform there.
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Re: "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby jamesinclair » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:47 pm

atlantis wrote:A better idea, IMHO, which was suggested by a Green Line driver would be to have an announcement that says: "Please proceed to the front of the train to pay your fare." Or something on those lines.


An even better idea would be to install tap pads at all doors like most rational transit agencies
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Re: "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am

"The destination of this train is [BEEP BEEP]" -announcement on an Ashmont train.
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Re: "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby Diverging Route » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:24 am

jamesinclair wrote:
atlantis wrote:A better idea, IMHO, which was suggested by a Green Line driver would be to have an announcement that says: "Please proceed to the front of the train to pay your fare." Or something on those lines.


An even better idea would be to install tap pads at all doors like most rational transit agencies


And frequent, strict enforcement by officers able to fine and/or arrest. I think SF MUNI's fine is $110 -- and they don't give warnings. If well publicized, word will get around quickly.
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Re: "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby Aerie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:26 pm

Type 7 3684 wrote:At Government Center, they say "please watch your step while exiting the train" due to the gap between the train and the platform there.


I always chuckle at the recordings on the London Underground to "mind the gap" in a very strange voice. Took me a while to figure out what they were talking about.
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Re: "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."

Postby PublicTransitUSA » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:27 pm

Can somebody post the audio of "Please pay your fare, it's only fair."
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