Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Metrolink Tweets Are Way off Line

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Metrolink Tweets Are Way off Line

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IT appears some Metrolink users are getting Hollinwood confused with Hollywood. Commuters complaining on social media about Greater Manchester's tram network have been unwittingly telling train operators in LOS ANGELES about their problems.

Metrolink, based in Southern California, owns the Twitter profile @Metrolink.

Manchester's is @MCR Metrolink.

Twitter user Garry Middleton sent a message to the American Metrolink which read: "@metrolink the company ruining Manchester for everyone since 1992."

They replied: "@garry_ middleton We believe you meant to send that over to @MCRMETROLINK" After he apologised the American Metrolink replied: "No need to, It happens all the time!

On Monday afternoon, after receiving a Tweet about rubbish on the line, the American Metrolink said: "Sorry to hear about your experience, this account is for trains in Southern California, Manchester's account is @MCRMETROLINK" Twitter user Jodie sent the American Metrolink a message which read: "@Metrolink I wasn't able to buy a ticket at bury stop because none of the machines were taking notes and I only have a Pounds 20 note. …

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