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Old August 19th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #1
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MISC | Does your metro make a sound when the doors close?

You know, some metros have an automated announcement, some have a live announcer, some have a bell or buzzer.

Here in Chicago, we have a recorded "ding-dong" followed by a recorded male voice (sounding like a Disneyland monorail announcer) announcing "Doors Closing".

http://chicago-l.org/multimedia/soun...orsClosing.wav

Seems silly to me, the order. I've always thought there should be the announcement first and then the ding-dong chime.

What is funny is that the ding-dong is the same chime the Lisbon Metro uses right before the recorded stop announcement plays ("Ding-dong...Proxima Estacao: Alameda"). Lisbon being the center of my known universe, when I moved to Chicago in 2003, this fact tickled me utterly.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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Old August 20th, 2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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Here's an interesting website dedicated to the minutiae of the world's meto/subway systems. This particular page is on the announcements/sounds made at each station.

http://mic-ro.com/metro/announcements.html
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Old August 20th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #4
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Here they say so.. "Dørene lukkes".. which means.. doors is closing on the train and subway. On trams they have automatic doors, which closes just when no one is going in between them.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 05:37 AM   #5
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In Boston they beep.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 11:15 AM   #6
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In Toronto there used to be a whistle from the driver, but now it's a three-note chime. For some reason, I can't think of London's, even though I got off it an hour ago.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #7
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In Amsterdam it is an electronic 'ding-dong' signal.

In Rotterdam, the old trains have a 'ping' sound, while the new trains have a two-tone beep signal with three beeps (low-high-low) similar to the door closing sound on the Berlin S-Bahn trains.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:36 PM   #8
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On London Underground a whistle sound is made or a beeping sound.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:43 PM   #9
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in madrid a long beep is made
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Old August 20th, 2005, 07:27 PM   #10
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Singapore:
(Operated by SMRT)
MRT: Ding-Dong "Doors Closing" Beep-beep-beep
LRT: "Doors closing, next station ____________"

(Operated by SBS Transit)
MRT: "Doors closing" beep beep beep
LRT: "Doors closing, please stand clear of doors" Beep beep beep

Kuala Lumpur:
Putra: chime (ding-dong tune)
Star: up-down tune
Monorail: up-down tune
ERL: breep breep breep
KTM Komuter: up-down tune
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Old August 20th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #11
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In Barcelona: a several-notes sound before closing doors.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #12
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berlin: electronic voice: "zurück bleiben bitte"(back remain please) "peep peep peep"
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Old August 21st, 2005, 04:52 AM   #13
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New York: "Ding Dong!" then the Conductor's voice "Stand clear the closing door"
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Old August 21st, 2005, 05:50 AM   #14
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Older trains: "ding-dong...Doors Closing, Please stand clear"

Newer trains: "ding-dong...Doors Closing, Pease stand clear...beep, beep, beep, beep, beep"
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Old August 21st, 2005, 06:23 AM   #15
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In São paulo we have just a long beep.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 07:00 AM   #16
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The closing chimes on Detroit's People Mover are exactly the same as Toronto's subways.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 07:26 AM   #17
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The only thing I remember in London's is the man that says "Mind the Gap".
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Old August 21st, 2005, 08:05 AM   #18
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On our Light Rail, there is a just a beep and blinking lights by the doors. There are of course other automated anouncements.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 08:17 AM   #19
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TTC's three note chime:

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Old August 21st, 2005, 09:24 AM   #20
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Quote:
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New York: "Ding Dong!" then the Conductor's voice "Stand clear the closing door"
Actually it's "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please" and then the two-note one-third chime.
And on newer trains, it's automated.
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