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hpr2492 :: An Evening Subway Ride

An evening subway ride on the Toronto subway from College Station to Sheppard/Yonge Station

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Hosted by MPardo on Tuesday 2018-02-20 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-0 license.
Tags: sound, Toronto, transit, subway, crowds, train.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (4)

Part of the series: Sound Scapes

Come with us on a journey through sound.

An experiment in background noise.

Having seen so many people fall asleep on subway trains, I wonder if the sound only would also be somniferous.

Using my cellphone I recorded the ride (including boarding and alighting) on the Toronto subway (line 1) from College Station, north to Sheppard/Yonge Station. There was always at least one person sleeping (or at least appearing to be asleep) during the ride.

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So far, listening to the recording has not put me to sleep.

Show Transcript

Automatically generated using whisper

whisper --model tiny --language en hpr2492.wav

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Comment #1 posted on 2018-02-20T00:30:09Z by Clinton Roy

Swapping in..

It's been many a year since I was in Canada: are these the rubber wheeled ones?

Comment #2 posted on 2018-02-20T12:13:39Z by RWA

hpr2492 :: An Evening Subway Ride

I recently moved to Atlanta, GA USA and it had been years since I used the local subway. Here they call it MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. It is a combination of subways and buses. This past weekend I decided to give MARTA a try. The Toronto subway sounds just like the Atlanta subway and no I didn't fall asleep. I rode the subway for three hours and only saw one person asleep.

Comment #3 posted on 2018-02-20T12:36:07Z by MPardo

Screeching Steel Wheels

The Toronto subway trains have steel wheels. The Montreal subway trains have rubber tires.

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Comment #4 posted on 2018-02-23T16:56:39Z by Ken Fallon


Sitting in a train, listening to a podcast of someone in a train.

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