Social media pokes fun at Shields Ferry update that leaves commuters baffled

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The Shields Ferry was subject to a hilarious parody this morning after the service was suspended.

The Shields Ferry was out of service for an hour yesterday morning, owing to a fault to one of the boats.

With the other ferry out of service, a replacement bus service was announced by Tyne and Wear Metro which led to some hilarious reactions by Twitter users.

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In reply to their announcement of the replacement bus service one quick-witted account commented: ‘Will that not sink though? It’s a while since I’ve been on the ferry but I do remember that it’s defining feature was that it needed to be a floating vessel…’

To which the Metro account replied: ‘Lets hope the bus drivers use the Tyne Tunnel then!’

However, the fun didn’t stop there.

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One user took the joke a step further and got creative with the idea of a bus crossing the North Sea, changing their profile to mimic that of the Metro and hilariously announcing: ‘The bus replacement service for the ferry has failed. We’re now asking people to swim.’

The parody account may have had some people fooled for a second, but- for clarity- no one was required to swim.

The Shields Ferry is now running.

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