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The voice of Perth’s trains

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If you’ve caught a train in Perth in recent years, you’ve probably heard the dulcet tones of Miranda Miller.

As one of the voice over artists hired to deliver the friendly, pre recorded information and instructions along the train lines, Mrs Miller said she was often a talking point at parties.

‘They were looking for a new female voice when they opened the train line to Mandurah and [a colleague] put my name forward,’ she told 6PR’s Chris Ilsley.

‘The first session, I think, was two or three hours. I was just rolling out all of these different names and different variations, then I’d get called back in every now and then to do some more.

‘Once the train line went through, people started saying ?s that you?’… [friends] telling people ‘this is my friend, she’s the voice on the train’, I’m a bit of a party feature.’

Among the phrases she recorded were ‘some stations which aren’t even in existence yet’.

One of the standouts was Mundijong, which struck her as unusual as it was ‘awfully a long way down the freeway’.

‘I also recorded South Perth, so I do believe there is eventually going to be one at some point in time,’ she said.

‘It was seven or eight years ago when I did the original recordings.’

Listen to the full interview below:

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