Announcements Metro Amsterdam


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The first time I've heard the current accouncements in Amsterdam was in 2005. Previously, the announcements had a different structure. Since 2005, a gong is followed by the name of the station. Back then, the only extra information in the announcements was "eindpunt" ("terminus") at the end of each line. However, these announcements were enhanced sometime between 2005 and 2007. When I next went to Amsterdam in 2007, the announcements listed connecting services (e.g. "Overstappen op metro 50, tram 4 en bus 60" = "transfer to metro 50, tram 4 and bus 60"), including regional bus lines ("streekvervoer") and trains ("trein"). In addition, passengers are made aware of fare zone borders by the announcement "zonegrens" ("zone border"). The announcements on Amsterdam's trams are identical. The volume of the announcements varies greatly. On the "sneltram"-trains that serve the line 51, they're very loud and can be heard clearly. On the latest rolling stock - the CAF-trains - you'll only understand the full announcement if you're directly beneath the speaker on an empty car.


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The recordings on this site are meant to demonstrate how each individual transit company uses their announcements. All recordings were made by me in regularly scheduled services. Commercial use and publication of the recordings is not permitted.

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