New voices for Paris Metro

RATP has chosen the 20 men and women who will become the new voices of the Paris Metro.

The operator held auditions among its staff, receiving 500 entries.

Phanekham Song, who is responsible for the metro’s sound and visual brand, said the winning voices needed to not only be clear but also warm with an element of originality.

Ten male and 10 female voices were cast to deliver announcements in six different languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin.

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