Meet the Woman Whose Voice Annoys Subway Riders Daily

11.15.10 Bucky Turco

While some straphangers like the voice in the subway that tells them how late their next train is going to be and to stay far enough away from the platform to avoid getting hit by it, the monotony can get aggravating. Ever wonder who is responsible for recording it? Amazingly, it’s not computer-generated vocals, there’s an actual lady behind them. Her name is Carolyn Hopkins and not only does she live in Maine, but also hasn’t ridden the subway since the 1950s.