Millennial railcard chaos as site crashes and only 10000 available

13 March, 2018, 18:52 | Author: Regina Silva
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Emily Thomas, from London, wrote: "Getting a 26-30 railcard is worse than getting a Glastonbury ticket".

Millennials across the United Kingdom have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at the "shambles" launch of a new railcard for those aged 26-30, after the website crashed following the release of just 10,000.

You may have a struggle on your hands - within minutes of the 10,000 available railcards going on sale at 7am this morning, the website was struggling to cope with demand.

There is now a limited number of cards available while the scheme is trialled to assess the impact on revenue and passenger numbers, however, it is expected it will eventually be rolled out across the UK.

"Railcards are still available to purchase and people should keep checking @Railcard Twitter and Facebook pages for updates".

However, rather than being a physical card, the 26-30 card will be available via the Railcard app on your phone. "Sort out your website to make it fair!" "We're really sorry this is happing and have our whole team on it".

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Meanwhile, Tom Drury, from London, wrote: "The launch of the new railcard is a shambles".

The card is aimed at leisure travel, and will not be applicable to season tickets.

National Railcards said the webpage had gone down after an "unprecedented" number of people visited the site on Tuesday morning, as a nationwide trial of the railcard was launched. There will be a £12 minimum on tickets between 4.30am and 10am, excluding weekends and public holidays.

An RDG spokesman said: "The trial of the 26-30 Railcard is part of the rail industry's long-term plan to change, improve and boost communities by enabling more people to travel by train".

The first trial of the scheme was on Greater Anglia services.

The chaos surrounding the railcard's launch will see many disappointed, particularly those at the upper end of the age bracket for whom this was the last chance to enjoy discounted travel until they hit 60 and qualify for a Senior Railcard.


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