Twitter and train complaints go hand in hand — but have you ever done a double take at a train company's response on Twitter, before realising it's actually a parody account you're reading? There are plenty of them out there, pertaining to be a certain company until you look very closely, and the most amusing exchanges often come out of situations when customers mistake these parody accounts for the real deal. Here are our favourite fake train company accounts in the London area:
Thameslink Twitter parody accounts
Sorry Helen but is this “Plumstead” a real place? I’ve checked and it’s not listed on any of the new timetables. To be honest it sounds like something from a kids book - a fairy village or a school for wizards or something. If this is a practical joke then it’s not funny. ^Bex— Not Thameslink (@notthameslink) June 13, 2018
Remember trains? They were rubbish. We aren't entertaining their legacy ANY MORE. #thameslink— Thameslink Excuses (@TLRailExcuses) December 13, 2016
Southern Railway Twitter parody accounts
Some replacement services in operation this weekend pic.twitter.com/usANLzNiMb— BadSouthernRail (@BadSouthernRail) July 20, 2018
Air-conditioning can be found in the drivers' compartment. Particularly pretty ladies are even allowed to sit on their laps. Apply with photos herein. https://t.co/bh49YIMvtJ— Southern Trains UK (@Southern_Trains) August 7, 2018
Southeastern Railway Twitter parody accounts
We've seen many decent Southeastern parody Twitter accounts over the years, but it seems Southeastern are particularly vigilant at getting them taken down, as many are now suspended (RIP @Se_Raleway).
As another day of travel ‘fun’ looms rest assured that our #Southeastern ‘Customer Service’ team will be on hand to help answer any questions in our customary polite and timely manner pic.twitter.com/dmSz155Piy— SE_Tranes (@Se_Tranes) September 2, 2018
Great Western Twitter parody accounts
We hope you enjoyed spending less time with your loved ones this Easter pic.twitter.com/g2GYU3sc8J— Worst Late Western (@worstlatewstrn) April 6, 2015
Which accounts have we missed? Let us know in the comments.