For years I thought the T's voice on the bus and subway was just a computer voice....well METRO tells us today it is a real person......who knew????
The voice behind the MBTA system
This can't be correct.....for a few reasons
- The voice on the newer RED LINE trains at least sounds human and it isn't the same voice that is on the GREEN or BLUE Lines or the bus.
- The voice that announces the SILVER Line at South Station is a yet another voice
- Then we have the Mass Eye and Ear woman on selected trains....she human ( and sounds like Dorchester or Southie)
I was in Chicago last summer and the 'L and bus voice sounds very human and is called Happy CTA guy. Turns out he is a voiceover pro from Milwaukee. Then for station announcements they use a woman from Maine that tells people "Attention Customers...An Inbound Train From The Loop Is arriving Shortly"
Even the new computer voice at South Station sounds human however I wish they had recorded the guy that went...."Auuuuuuuuuuubuuuuuuuuuuundale" If they can record the clickty clack of the old board they could do that.
I really hope that guy doesn't really sound like this in real life