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Singin' the stations

I was on the inbound Orange Line one day during PM rush hour. I got on at Oak Grove, which is the first stop. As the train departed the station, the lady came on the PA and announced "Malden Center, next stop," it sounded like she was singing it. So we got to Malden Center and she said it regularly. But as we approached Wellington, I noticed it again, but I thought i was just hearing things. But then when we got to Sullivan she sang so loudly, "Sullivan Square doors open on the left". Later that night I got on at Chinatown and nevertheless, she was singing away the stops!


I've noticed the singing a few times second car from the back of the train. It brightens up my mornings..
I heard her in the middle of the day once too, second from last car again.

January 30, 2003 10:41 AM

I've heard her too, regularly when I get on the train at sullivan station, sometime between 8:05 & 8:30. she cheers my commute up greatly.

August 16, 2003 09:03 PM

I like how she sings "chinatown" :-)

July 11, 2004 11:44 AM

I used to hear this very same conductor in the mornings back in '00 when I'd get on at Wellington station. It was good to hear something entertaining to break the boredom.

September 22, 2004 07:53 PM

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