Announcement music for Bumblebees on 96

 
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Ever since we hired 5 trams from Mulhouse, I had the idea for Mulhouse style music for announcements on board, and only on-board these particular trams. My idea is for all other trams, on that route and all others, to still just the spoken word.
Is anyone here willing to take a video on board on of these trams and lay you ideas for announcement music on top?

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Mulhouse?
  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
Mulhouse is the French city from which the C2-class trams were hired before they were purchased outright.

In response to the original question - I think it's foolish both because it's little more than an annoyance after the novelty wears off, and also because it introduces an unnecessary point of difference in the fleet that is meaningless to ordinary passengers, is in direct opposition to the fact that the C2s are no longer being treated as special or unique, and is additionally unlikely to be considered favourably now that the E-class units are the darling children.
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
You say it's an annoyance but it is is place, not only in Mulhouse, but also has been in Strasbourg almost since it opened in the 1990s and as far as I know, there haven't been numerous complaints. Also, when I mentioned it before on this site, two other posters said it was awful or annoying. If only five trams on that route have it, people like that can hopefully stay off them.
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Does anyone here have anything more to add, if announcement music is annoying and completely redundant how come it exists in a few places?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Does anyone here have anything more to add, if announcement music is annoying and completely redundant how come it exists in a few places?
"Myrtone"

A: Someone is making money from it.
B: There are numerous people who cannot survive without continuous noise.
C: The inventor never finds out whether it's popular or not, and doesn't care anyway.
  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
Remember the days of "Metro now arriving at..."?

'bout the same, as far as I'm concerned.

Sure, it doesn't actually make any vast difference to do it, but there's no real reason to.

You also seem to have overlooked the point that the C2s aren't special anymore.
  Matthew Train Controller

Music before the announcement is a European thing - and probably is related to the musical church/town clock tradition.

This music is apparently to 'warn' people that the clock is about to signal the hour - so that you can count the hour bells and know you haven't missed one by not paying attention to the first 1 or two bells. (I've just been in a museum in Utrech where this was stated as the reason for town/church clocks having carillons.)


This has carried over to some train/tram and bus announcements - play a little tune to 'warn' every one that an accouncement is comming.

The idea has some merit, but if you were going to do it, you do it universally, not for one type of vehical that may have some special reason for being on the network - that only gunzells care about anyway
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: Echuca
I would just play the transformers music from the 1980's TV series, and then i'd use the song "The Touch" as an advertising campaign to remind people to touch on/off

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