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August 21, 2022 5:38 AM Subscribe
On Friday, journalist Jon Brady discovered via freedom of information laws that Scotrail (the Scottish national railway operator) had published a 2-hour-long MP3 containing every speech fragment used in their automated station announcements. Before long, it had been split into 2,440 individual MP3s and a crowdsourced transcription process had begun (with notes about the more peculiar phrases). Now, you can get (very) random announcements in your Twitter feed, make your own with an online soundboard, or even listen to ambient lo-fi beats with ScotRail announcements. Alison McKay, the voice artist who uttered the original announcements, is very much amused.
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