Announcements are a feature in SCR. Announcements can be heard on all trains and stations.

Station Announcements

Station announcements are spoken by a man with a strong UK accent.

Voice link: https://www.vocalware.com/index/demo, Voice: Hugh (UK)

General announcements

Through/Starting Service

Normal
  • Platform (number), for the, (HH), (MM / Hundred), Stepford Connect/Waterline/Airlink/Stepford Express service to: (destination). Calling at (all midway stations calling at after the current stop), and, (destination). This train has (number) coaches.
At the train's last stop before arriving at the terminus
  • Platform (number), for the, (HH), (MM / Hundred), Stepford Connect/Waterline/Airlink/Stepford Express service to: (destination). Calling at, (destination), only. This train has (number) coaches.
First Class (For Airlink and Stepford Express trains, at the end of an announcement)
  • First class, is located at the front/middle/rear of this train.

Terminating Service

Normal
  • The train now approaching, Platform (number), terminates here. This train is the service from: (station it starts service).
    • If the train does a full route, the (station it starts service) will be the first stop of the route. If the train is arriving from a depot or siding in the middle of the route, then the (station it starts service) will be the first stop it calls at after leaving the depot or siding. (e.g. Coxly for trains from Coxly Station Siding, and Benton for those from Benton Depot, etc)
For Non-Service depot trains (e.g. trains that terminate at Stepford Central from Stepford Depot)
  • The train now approaching Platform (number), terminates here.

Scheduled to pass

  • The train now approaching, Platform (number), does not stop here. Please stand back from the platform edge.

Cancelled (Driver despawned)

(This announcement is played at stations the train calls at (or also at the current station if the train was despawned during loading))

  • Your attention please! The, (HH), (MM), Stepford Connect/Waterline/Airlink/Stepford Express service to: (destination), has been cancelled! This is due to, a member of train crew being unavailable.
    • Some people have found more cancellation messages in the asset list of the game, saying "An operational incident", this is likely part of the more cancellation announcements on the roadmap or could also be a delay message.

Train Announcements

These announcements are played by a lady with a British accent.

Until Version 1.6.2, these were done by a TTS voice, which you can find online using the following link: https://text-to-speech-demo.ng.bluemix.net/, Voice: British English (en-GB): Kate (female)

From Version 1.6.2 onwards these are done by a voice actor (Janine Cooper-Marshall) and the announcements have slightly changed because of this

General announcements

Next station announcement: (after leaving a station for a certain distance)

  • Welcome onboard this (Stepford Connect/Airlink/Waterline/Stepford Express) service to: (destination). The next station is: (station).
    • If you miss a station, for the next station the announcer will only say: The next station is: (station), without announcing the destination of the train.

At 0.19 miles from a station:

  • We will shortly be arriving at: (station)

At 0.19 miles from the terminus:

  • We will shortly be arriving at: (station). This train terminates here. All change please!

Loading at a station:

  • This is: (station)

Loading at the terminus:

  • This is: (station). This train terminates here. All change please! Thank you for travelling with us today!

Short platform announcements

At Whitney Green, Hemdon Park and Morganstown Docks, If you are driving a four-car train, after the 0.19 mile from the station and loading at the station announcements, the Announcer will then say:

  • Due to a short platform, the doors in the rear coach will not open at this station. Please move forward to leave the train.

The same thing happens at Hemdon Park, New Harrow, Elsemere Pond, East Berrily and Beaulieu Park when driving a five-car train.

Old announcement formats

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Station announcements Before The Big Update

  • For through/starting service: The train now approaching, Platform (number), is the (Connect/Waterline) service to: (destination).

In-train announcements before V1.6

Next station announcement

  • Connect: This is a Connect train to: (destination). The next station is: (station).
  • Waterline: Welcome aboard this Waterline train to: (destination). The next station is: (station).
  • Airlink: Welcome aboard! This is an Airlink service to: (destination). The next station is: (station).
  • Express: This train is the Stepford Express service to: (destination). The next station is: (station).

If you miss a station, for the next station the announcer will only say: The next station is: (station), without announcing the destination of the train.

At 0.19 miles from a station

  • This train is now approaching: (station)

At 0.19 miles from the terminus

  • This train is now approaching: (station). This train terminates here. All change please!

Loading at a station

  • This is: (station)

Loading at the terminus

  • This is: (station). This train terminates here. All change please!

Short platform announcements

  • Due to a short platform, the doors in coach 4 will not open at this station.
    • This announcement was played after the 0.19 mile from the station and loading at the station announcements at Whitney Green and Morganstown Docks, if you are driving a four-car train.
      • The same thing happened to New Harrow, Elsemere Pond, East Berrily, and Beaulieu Park when driving a five-car train. However, the announcement was incorrect at these stations as coach 4 clearly fits the platform, leaving the fifth car not in the station, so it should be "the doors of coach 5 will not open at this station" instead. This was fixed later in V1.6. The reason for this is likely because there were only stations where the fourth coach didn't fit before V1.1, and the developers didn't change the announcement.
  • Due to a short platform, the doors in the rear coach will not open. Please move forward to leave the train.
    • This was the announcement that replaced the coach 4 announcement, and it played at the same stations as the previous one as well as Hemdon Park in a 5 coach train.

Trivia

  • Despite that trains already having announcements, some players still announce the stops for their train route in the chat to get more passengers or as part of their roleplay. However, sometimes this may annoy a small number of other players for "spamming the chat".
  • To get the pronunciation correct, several stations had to be written differently. For the current version, Morganstown has been written as Morgans-Town, Llyn-by-the-Sea as Lynn by the Sea, Starryloch as Starry-loch, Westwyvern as West-wyvern, Faymere as Fay-mere, Whitefield as White-field, Willowfield as Willow-field, Beechley as Beetchley, and Elsemere as Else-mere.
  • Before all Airlink trains were Next Generation, the first-class announcement would only play for Next Generation trains.
  • While new announcements have been added, the station text to speech voices have always been the same since the first version.
  • The voice actor recording the new in-train announcements, Janine Cooper, is also the voice actor of the in-train announcements of the Great Western Railway (GWR) network.
  • Quite a number of players dislike the new announcement, because they think the announcer reads a bit unnatural. However, according to BanTech in Discord, they probably won't revert to the old ones, as they want to involve human announcements from a real UK announcer in-game.
    • It is also possible that the stations/platform announcements will also be replaced with new ones recorded by a real voice actor as well in future updates, though this is unconfirmed at the moment.
  • To perfect platform announcements that have a letter in it, you must put a space to make it like the game. (Example: Platform 6, A.)
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