British Railway Passengers Mortified By Greyscaled Train Timetable Tribute To Prince Philip

British Railway Passengers Mortified By Greyscaled Train Timetable Tribute To Prince Philip

Following the announcement of Prince Philip’s death last week, many businesses, broadcasters and individuals paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Some Australian viewers were upset to find the ABC opted not to broadcast British crime drama Vera, instead choosing to cover Philip’s death.

Similarly, many were amused to hear a techno dance music mashup on BBC Radio in the UK was interrupted midway through with news of the passing.

But arguably the biggest disruption came to British rail passengers, who were forced to endure a (very difficult to read) greyscaled website.

With people across Britain paying tribute to the Prince, National Rail decided to show its respect through taking all colour out of its website.

A nice tribute, perhaps, but for users hoping to navigate the site, the change proved catastrophic.

On Twitter, it was pointed out that the tribute was making it difficult for users with visual impairments to make sense of train timetables.

One Twitter post from the National Rail account event suggested that the railway’s moderator was struggling to read the website.

Others were simply poking fun at the absurdity of the entire thing.

 




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