'Ladies and gentlemen' banned in Tube tannoy announcements

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The phrase 'ladies and gentlemen' is being scrapped from tannoy announcements on London Underground.

Tube bosses want to make the service more gender-neutral and have told staff to use phrases such as "good morning everyone" instead.

We want everyone to feel welcome on our transport network. We have reviewed the language that we use in announcements and elsewhere and will make sure that it is fully inclusive, reflecting the great diversity of London.

Mark Evers, Director of Customer Strategy at Transport for London