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mind the gap

  1. (rail transport) Be careful of the gap between the vehicle and the platform it is near, in boarding or alighting; wide gaps between train and platform are caused by curved tracks and platforms in some stations.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 220:
      I once interviewed the man who made the first 'Mind the Gap' announcement: the one that reverberated for about thirty years on the Central Line at Bank, on the Bakerloo at Waterloo, and on the northbound Northern Line at Embankment.

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