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Need for clearer rail announcements

Posted by: 2UE | 1 February, 2013 - 10:56 AM
More transport woes on Sydney's train system

A court has found RailCorp discriminated against a blind passenger by failing to provide clear announcements. Paul Murray on the garbled train announcements that frustrate all train passengers, especially the blind.


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RailCorp loses blind case

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10:56am The NSW rail system discriminates against blind people with "haphazard and uncoordinated" announcements, court finds.

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  • Ahhh the wonders of multiculturalism. Dont you all just feel so enriched? Hahaahha.

    Robert Tuesday 5 February, 2013 - 12:37 PM
  • How hard is it to have pre-recorded messages that these imbeciles can play when needed - or can they not read English either?
    How come it is easier to get around Paris on the trains without knowing any French?
    We are so far behind!

    Marcia Tuesday 5 February, 2013 - 11:21 AM
  • The guy who sued state rail could just be an old racist out to get money. Indian accents are wonderful, I like them to add some bollywood music to them though.

    Jo Monday 4 February, 2013 - 5:39 PM
  • Why did the complainant sue for financial damages even if he now says he`ll donate them. He`d been better asking the court to demand the situation be fixed. Though after over 2 years of train travel annoucment logging, he had not heard a comprehensible annoucment only 26 times, go figure.

    Johannes Monday 4 February, 2013 - 5:37 PM
  • State Rail needs to start employing people who can speak English, that is English! not some multicultural dribble that only the speaker understands.

    Peter Monday 4 February, 2013 - 11:21 AM
  • Yes. I agree with this outcome. I have travelled on trains for more than 35 years here in Sydney and the central coast. I am sick of Railway employed migrants muttering away in broken English on train loud speakers! They are not intelligable communications at all. Half baked foreign language. Improve it O'Farrell or you shall be gone just like Gillard and co.So sharpen up O'Farrell.

    Sandra M Sunday 3 February, 2013 - 9:34 PM

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