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BBC man's scathing attack on 'useless' Belfast bus service

By Brett Campbell

A BBC employee who has "no opinions" didn't shy away from launching a scathing attack on Translink yesterday morning as he took to social media to rant about the bus service in Belfast.

Paul Doran slammed the transport company as "useless" and "awful" on Twitter after claiming that if more media bosses relied on buses or trains to get into work, then Translink would find themselves being criticised in the media.

He wrote: "If more media bosses used public transport there'd be a Translink bashing story everyday."

Ironically, the senior broadcast journalist's profile bio on the social media account reads "Work in TV. I've no opinions."

In another tweet he complained: "This is getting repetitive but the next bus on Antrim road is 20 mins away. 20 mins on a major route." When Translink replied to help him out he expressed shock that they didn't know as he takes to Twitter to opine "at least once a week."

In previous tweets he branded the service a "disgrace".

BBC Northern Ireland refused to comment when asked if someone who works behind the scenes in TV should seemingly threaten the company with media bosses.

A spokesperson said: "BBC staff will often have privately held social media accounts. These do not reflect the views or work of the BBC."

A Translink spokesperson said they seek to resolve problems as quickly as possible in order to "put things right for our customers".

They encouraged all passengers to contact their customer services team through the Translink website or by calling their contact centre if they have a complaint.

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