Transport for London scraps 'ladies and gentlemen' from Tube tannoy announcements in gender-neutral move
'The term 'ladies and gentlemen' is polite but really belongs to yesterday', say campaigners
Transport workers across London have been told to stop using the words “ladies and gentlemen” in tannoy announcements to customers in a city-wide bid to become more gender-neutral.
Bosses at Transport for London told staff to use terms such as “good morning everyone” instead of the more traditional gendered greeting.
All new pre-recorded announcements are also set to be changed to new phrases.
If follows months of campaigning by LGBTQ+
activists who appealed to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to change the “outdated” language which is commonly used by train and bus drivers.
TfL boss of customer strategy, Mark Evers, said they want "everyone to feel welcome on our transport network".
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