Everyone loves to moan at UK transport operators. Me included. Too slow, too crowded, late, early, unreliable, you name it.
Many now use social media as a powerful method of quickly getting service information out to customers, but this has also given rise to the parody twitter account – gently mocking the real organisation – for instance TlF Travel Alerts and Southern Trains – the latter of which is often confused by real frustrated commuters with the real operator. Hilarity ensues.
So, this tweet shot past this morning from South Eastern trains…
Seems reasonable, right? But to the average Londoner, this shouldn’t make sense. For those unfamiliar with Kentish geography, Stonegate & Robertsbridge are about 50 miles from London. How’s that got anything to do with the Tube accepting tickets?
It reads like something the parody TlF account would say! “Due to event A, completely unrelated consequence B will apply”
So, did their twitter account get hacked? Or just some automated system gone haywire?