Millennial 26-30 railcard website crashes due to huge demand

Millennial 26-30 railcard website crashes due to huge demand

Although the site looks fine at first, if you try to click the "Buy now" button you just receive an error message.

But dozens of passengers took to social media on Tuesday morning to express their frustration at being unable to use the website selling the cards. Meanwhile, purchasing the railcard over the phone is also proving hard - The Independent has been on hold for more than 40 minutes at the time of writing (with no end in sight).

The government plans to eventually have the railcard be available for anyone aged 26-30, although there are only 10,000 for purchase today.

There was previously no nationwide railcard available for people between the ages of 26 and 59 travelling alone unless they were disabled or in the armed forces.

Twitter user Emily Thomas described trying to get the new railcard as being worse than trying to buy a Glastonbury ticket.

They can only be bought online and downloaded on to a smartphone. There will be a £12 minimum on tickets between 4.30am and 10am, excluding weekends and public holidays.

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If your phone runs out of battery or gets lost, the Railcard can be transferred to another mobile device. It posted: "Due to the high volume of traffic the 26-30 Railcard website we understand some of you have been unable to access the 26-30 website. Please bear with us, we've got the whole team working on it and hope we can have it back up shortly".

The new "millennial" rail card for people aged between 26 and 30, taking a third off "most rail fares across Britain", was announced previous year before trialling in East Anglia in December, and now a larger "trial" is beginning tomorrow (Tues 13 March).

As The Independent revealed on 11 March, the first batch of railcards available to anyone in the United Kingdom born between 14 March 1987 and 13 March 1992 was due to be released on 13 March.

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.

It costs £30 each year and saves passengers a third off most fares.

"Spring 2018: We're only going to sell 10,000 26-30 railcards, and the website isn't gonna work".

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