Alewife Train is Now Arriving

June 17th, 2023
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A few months ago I complained that the text version of the MBTA train arrival announcements include a not-needed-for-text "attention passengers" which delayed the key information to the second screen. I'm happy to report that they've fixed it!

Alewife train is now arriving

While the vocal announcement is still "Attention passengers, the next Red Line train to Alewife is now arriving", the text version is the simple "Alewife train is now arriving". They've only fixed it for the second of the two announcements, when the train is arriving instead of when it's approaching, but it's still great!

(They actually changed this a few months ago, mid-April, but at the time I was waiting to see if they would fix it for the other one, and then forgot to write about it.)

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