|“||Do not leave luggage or personal belongings unattended. Any unattended items may be removed, and destroyed or damaged by security forces.||”|
— A left luggage announcement of Phil's.
Phil Sayer is the name of an automated announcer on the British railway network. Since 1996, he has been providing announcements for both the KeTech and Funkwerk CIS systems. Currently, he does announcements at South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways and some Southern stations. At these, he generally shares the station with Celia Drummond. In the past, Phil has also done announcements at many major Network Rail stations such as Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads.
Phil Sayer sadly passed away of cancer in 2016 aged 63. As this means Phil is unable to record new train company names such as 'South Western Railway' for his announcements, those words are made up of old Phil recordings jumbled together. Other new train company names, like West Midlands Railway, have been recorded by someone else on behalf of Phil. Born in Norwich in 1953, during his life he did various jobs, including being a voice artist, radio presenter and news presenter. His wife Elinor Hamilton was also a voice artist, who recorded some announcements for London Underground trains.