26-30 Railcard national trial launches but website struggles with demand

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Demand for the new millennial railcard has crashed the website on the first day of nationwide sales.

"We've had an unprecedented number of people visiting our site for the 26-30 railcard".

However, people trying to buy the national railcard today have experienced problems doing so as the website keeps crashing. However, only 10,000 went on sale and cash-strapped young people complained they were more hard to get hold of than Glastonbury tickets. "Sort out your website to make it fair!" wrote Emily Thomas, from London.

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

However, it's not good news for everyone, as the railcard can not be used on season tickets, which many working and commuting young people buy to make daily travel to work slightly cheaper.

From today, 10,000 26-30 Railcards have been made available at www.26-30railcard.co.uk or over the phone on 0844 871 4036 for £30. There will be a £12 minimum on tickets between 4.30am and 10am, excluding weekends and public holidays.

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Many felt a cap on the amount of railcards available was thoroughly unfairWhile others were left raging at the amount of time it took to actually get oneSome smug travellers actually did manage to get a card despite lengthy waitBut it didn't seem to have the intended impact on millennials' opinion on politics...

By 8am it had crashed, redirecting customers to a page that says "Service unavailable" when they click the "Buy now" button.

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.

The 26-30 Railcard will only be available to customers who are aged 26-30. The railcard must also be paid for by card.

Despite these restrictions, if you do regularly travel off peak or over long distances, the new railcard could save you a packet. Therefore you can still apply up until the evening before your 31st birthday and travel for a full year afterwards. While anyone between 26-30 can buy the railcard, they are not the only ages that are eligible.

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