Comment 29769

By omro (registered) | Posted March 26, 2009 at 19:13:32

Even if it weren't a Human Rights issue, having someone call out the stops is actually very helpful.

Two quick examples.

It helps tourists or visitors know where they are without having to ask.

It helps people who are reading a book or snoozing, and not really paying attention to their surroundings, to be reminded that they are at approaching their stop.

As long as they aren't too loud and intrusive, as sometimes these announcements can be on the London Underground, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

I for one look forward to the point where I can stand at a bus stop, see an indicator board telling me the next bus is 2 minutes away and use my phone's internet connection to see the bus trundling towards me via it's GPS tracker.

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