Classical music is helping to reduce crime on one of the worst parts of the London Underground.
Couldn't be more relieved, ducks!
Mozart and Pavarotti broadcast through loudspeakers has resulted in a drastic reduction in anti-social behaviour by gangs of youths.
It is not that the music has a soothing effect - the gangs hate it and it has driven them away.
LU used the music at Elm Park station, on the eastern end of the District line, where gangs were hanging around and assaulting staff and passengers. A spokeswoman said: "The theory behind it is that the youths were unfamiliar with this type of music and didn't like it. They certainly didn't like Mozart or anything by Pavarotti. The gangs just disappeared."
The problem was so severe train drivers would refuse to stop. The use of classical music was part of a larger clampdown, Operation Cyprus, by LU and British Transport Police between Barking and Upminster.
East End. Well...
The scheme may now be extended to a further 35 stations across the District, Metropolitan and East London lines, with the repertoire including Vivaldi, Handel, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.
[This report was on NPR this morning. The Evening Standard had the story about ten days ago.]