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A TfL train announcer has become a viral sensation after introducing the arrival of a train in the style of a heavyweight boxer.
A video uploaded to Twitter by user Chris Lloyd, shows the announcer who was reportedly at Bank station, where he was telling passengers about the next DLR train to arrive on the platform.
Rather than just your bog-standard announcement, the TfL staffer does his best Michael Buffer impression, much to the delight of the commuters in the clip.
Boxing fans, this might be the best announcement ever to happen on the London Underground.
SOUND ON🎧… https://t.co/Tuy5ACy1IM — Chris Lloyd (@Chris Lloyd)
If you couldn't make out what he was saying, here is a transcription of this absolute legend's announcing skills.
This train needs no introduction. Weighing in at 600 tonnes of pure steel, always on time with zero delays.Introducing the undefeated, undisputed best train service in the world. Fighter, DLR Lewisham.LET'S GET READY TO TRAVELLLL.
This train needs no introduction. Weighing in at 600 tonnes of pure steel, always on time with zero delays.
Introducing the undefeated, undisputed best train service in the world. Fighter, DLR Lewisham.
LET'S GET READY TO TRAVELLLL.
Why can't all train journeys be like this?
Needless to say, this clip has put a lot of smiles on people's faces and has already been viewed more than 700,000 times.
The DLR announcer at Bank announcing each train like it’s a wrestler is the best thing I’ve ever experienced on public transport — ✨ laura k ✨ (@✨ laura k ✨)
@ChrisLloydTV @Kate_MMA Take from Bank to home everyday and he just makes my day. He is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. — Yeshas (@Yeshas)
@ChrisLloydTV we went to london and traveled on the DLR and he was there doing this then, apparently he does it every time 😂😂 — adam curtis (@adam curtis)
People have since been pleading with TfL to keep allowing the announcer to continue doing his job in this manner and they seem more than happy to do so.
@FariBrad Hi Fari, we'll certainly do our very best. Thanks for your feedback, I'll pass this on to management. Hav… https://t.co/dis12saLG2 — Transport for London (@Transport for London)
@peterethompson @ChrisLloydTV @Huss9586 Hi Peter, I think he should get one too! Rest assured, I will pass on your comments. 🙂 Thanks, Aysun — Transport for London (@Transport for London)
Almost inevitably, the private investigators of Twitter have done some digging and found out that the man in Hus Ragip and he is now a bona fide hero to masses.
As usual, Twitter has done it's thing and we've found the man, the myth, the legend: @Huss9586 Take a bow! — Chris Lloyd (@Chris Lloyd)
HT Evening Standard
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