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YOUR morning commute to work just got even more annoying.
Sitting on a Siemens train in Melbourne this week, you will have to suffer through a repetitive “mind the gap” warning message.
Automated messages on trains typically just tell people what station is up next and the “mind the gap” warning isn’t usually played on the train.
But due to a technical glitch, the message has started playing during people’s commute, and they aren’t going to forget it in a hurry as it has become a bit of a broken record.
It is driving commuters mad and it could take a few days to fix.
Metro has copped complaints on Twitter from those unlucky passengers who caught one of the 36 trains affected by the repetitive safety warning.
Stephen Kilpatrick posted on social media that he was hearing the messages every minute on his morning and afternoon commute.
The 36 trains, which make up about 10 per cent of the Metro fleet, are scattered across the network. One passenger said on Twitter he was reminded to “mind the gap” 13 times between Flinders Street and Windsor station, which is about a 10-minute journey.
The automated message also seemed to be repeating itself on a train heading to Dandenong and between Melbourne’s four city loop stations.
“Is this some sick mind-numbing joke?” Harry Kontos tweeted.
Commuter Tony West said he appreciated the concern for safety but the excessive announcements were getting “very annoying”.
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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