Vancouver commuters will in for a special surprise the next time they take public transit, as announcements will now be heard from the voice of the one and only Morgan Freeman.
The announcements are part of a new educational campaign to inform passengers that they can now use their credit card to access the Vancouver transit network, and word of Freeman’s deep, soothing voice over on the West Coast has left Calgarians feeling a little left out (and rightly so).
The City of Calgary’s official transit Twitter account, @CalgaryTransit, had the idea to bring on a more Canadian voice for the CTrain announcements.
#CTRiders So Morgan Freeman will be the temp voice of Vancouvers Skytrain/buses. Lots of interest in who could be our #CTRain #Bus voice @calgarytransit What’s your thoughts. Maybe a Canadian? Kiefer Southerland? #makeitsohttps://t.co/D4pdflKNOG pic.twitter.com/d58SEQR4Em
— Calgary Transit (@calgarytransit) May 22, 2018
Other Calgarians chimed in with suggestions on who they’d like to hear remind them that smoking is not allowed during their morning commutes, or that they should probably move to the rear of the bus.
From Calgary…. * jealous *
— Wolvie Juice (@WolvieJuice) May 23, 2018
Oh god above, I saw Morgan Freeman trending and thought the worst. Much relief in finding out he’s doing the train announcements in Vancouver. XD Now we need Patrick Stewart to do the train announcements here in Calgary!
— Marjan (@Marjan_Lion) May 23, 2018
— 31st Scouts Calgary (@31stScouts) May 23, 2018
Someone even suggested bringing Howie Mandel back to relive the CTrain advertisements he used to do way back in the 1980s.
I’ll see your Morgan Freeman and raise you a Howie Mandel. https://t.co/wSNsCqoFK5
— Edwin (@edwinmundt) May 23, 2018
Though something tells us that hearing that character’s voice day in and day out would get tiring fast…