Political correctness at its best: London scraps ‘ladies and gentlemen’ from Tube tannoy announcements to become more ‘gender neutral’

Transport workers across London have been told to stop using the words “ladies and gentlemen” in tannoy announcements to customers in a city-wide bid to become more gender-neutral, Standard Evening reports.

Bosses at Transport for London told staff to use terms such as “good morning everyone” instead of the more traditional gendered greeting. All new pre-recorded announcements are also set to be changed to new phrases. If follows months of campaigning by LGBTQ+ activists who appealed to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to change the “outdated” language which is commonly used by train and bus drivers.

Pre-recorded announcements and written guidelines for staff will also be reviewed and amended across the city.

Talking to the Metro, Mark Evers, director of customer strategy at TfL, said: ‘We want everyone to feel welcome on our transport network.’