28 April 2010

Marvels of Moscow Metro, Part IV

There are two familiar voices that makes announcements on the Moscow metro. One of those voices is masculine; the other is feminine.
Voices of Moscow Metro Train Announcers

The announcer's gender provides directional clues for the riders. If one is onboard a train that is traveling towards downtown Moscow, one hears the masculine voice. Onboard a train traveling away from downtown Moscow, one hears the feminine voice.
On the beltway train (the brown line), the woman's voice indicates that the train is moving counter-clockwise while the male voice lets riders know that they are moving clockwise.

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