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The voice belongs to leading station assistant Laurence Hewson, who’s been charming commuters with his cheeky safety announcements and quick-witted comments.
It’s not just Melbourne’s travellers who are being treated to his quirky announcements – Laurence is now going viral around the world. Fan account @voiceofflindersstation has sprung up on TikTok and Instagram, with the videos of Laurence attracting millions of views.
“Enthusiastic ptv [Public Transport Victoria] workers are the backbone of this city,” commented another.
In the song Great Ocean Road, Laurence repeatedly growls, “I want to get the f-ck out of Melbourne” – ironic for a man now adored for being the voice of Melbourne’s most iconic railway station.
His announcements speak to the Melbourne experience, encouraging passengers to indulge in coffee, biscotti and the laneway restaurants of Degraves Street.
A spokesperson for Melbourne Metro praised Laurence’s humour and “fresh approach to safety messaging” – the company gave him an Everyday Heroes award in October.
“Gooood morning and welcome to Flinders Street Station!”