The Department for Transport will work with train operating companies and passenger accessibility groups to ensure important safety messages remain while removing “Tannoy spam”.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “I’m calling for a bonfire of the banalities to bring down the number of announcements passengers are forced to sit through and make their journey that little bit more peaceful.”
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