It's a funny old world........

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A list of actual announcements that London Tube train drivers have made to
their passengers...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I do apologise for the delay to your service. I know you're all dying
to get home, unless, of course, you happen to be married to my ex-wife, in which case you'll
want to cross over to the Westbound and go in the opposite direction.

Your delay this evening is caused by the line controller suffering from E & A syndrome,
not knowing his elbow from his arse . I'll let you know any further information as soon as
I'm given any.

Do you want the good news first or the bad news? The good news is that last Friday was
my birthday and I hit the town and had a great time.
The bad news is that there is a points failure somewhere between Stratford
and East Ham, which means we probably won't reach our destination.

Ladies and gentlemen, we apologise for the delay, but there is a security alert at Victoria
station and we are therefore stuck here for the foreseeable future, so let's take our minds
off it and pass some time together. All together now....'Ten green bottles, hanging on a

We are now travelling through Baker Street, as you can see Baker Street is closed.
It would have been nice if they had actually told me, so I could tell you earlier, but no,
they don't think about things like that.

Beggars are operating on this train, please do NOT encourage these professional beggars,
if you have any spare change, please give it to a registered charity, failing that, give it to me.

During an extremely hot rush hour on the Central Line, the driver announced in a West
Indian drawl: step right this way for the sauna, ladies and gentleman... unfortunately
towels are not provided.

Let the passengers off the train FIRST! (Pause ...) Oh go on then,
stuff yourselves in like sardines, see if I care - I'm going home....

Please allow the doors to close. Try not to confuse this with 'Please hold the doors open'.
The two are distinct and separate instructions.
Please note that the beeping noise coming from the doors means that the doors are about
to close. It does not mean throw yourself or your bags into the doors.

We can't move off because some idiot has their fing hand stuck in the door.

To the gentleman wearing the long grey coat trying to get on the second carriage - what
part of 'stand clear of the doors' don't you understand?

Please move all baggage away from the doors (Pause..) Please move ALL belongings away
from the doors (Pause...) This is a personal message to the man in the brown suit wearing
glasses at the rear of the train - put the pie down, four-eyes, and move your bloody golf
clubs away from the door before I come down there and shove them up your arse sideways

May I remind all passengers that there is strictly no smoking allowed on any part of the
Underground. However, if you are smoking a joint, it's only fair that you pass it round the
rest of the carriage.