Sunday, 22 July, 2018


Buying millennial railcard 'harder than getting Glastonbury tickets'

Railcard discount quidco GettyRailcard discount How to get a travel card for half price with Quidco
Conrad Doyle | 13 March, 2018, 22:34

However, people trying to buy the national railcard today have experienced problems doing so as the website keeps crashing. This did not go down well with the people, who took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

The millennial railcard announced in Philip Hammond's last Autumn Budget largely grants those aged 26-30 the same privileges as holders of the 16-25 railcard; that is, a third off all travel. "Sort out your website to make it fair!"

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

A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators and Network Rail, comments: "We're sorry to those who have been unable to buy a trial 26-30 Railcard this morning".

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

The 26-30 railcards will cost £30 a year and get travellers a third of most fares. There will be a £12 minimum on tickets between 4.30am and 10am, excluding weekends and public holidays.

The new railcard can be bought on the 26-30 railcard website.

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 railcard is a digital-only card.

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

This is slightly more nuanced than it first appears.

The 26-30 Railcard won't apply to season tickets, Eurostar, and most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets - unless using Oyster pay-as-you-go. 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).

Only 10,000 railcards are being released during the trial.

Good news for rail users is a rare thing indeed, so let's roll out the bunting, get the party poppers in and all have a slice of cake to celebrate the news that Millennials everywhere are going to be able to get their sweaty little hands on a brand spanking new railcard tomorrow.

Recommended

loading...
...

Danny Amendola Expected To Leave Patriots, Sign With Dolphins Danny Amendola Expected To Leave Patriots, Sign With Dolphins At age 32, Amendola put together the best three-game stretch of his career during the playoffs, catching 26 passes for 348 yards. A year ago was Amendola's best in a Patriots uniform with 61 catches for 659 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season.

Man United sink Liverpool, unsavoury scenes at West Ham Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has revealed how Marcus Rashford has handled being out of the team this season. After a goalless first leg three weeks ago, Lingard acknowledged that his side face a tough task in Spain.

Apple will reveal the next version of iOS on June 4 Apple will reveal the next version of iOS on June 4 Apple has reportedly shelved many exciting features intended for iOS 12, including a home screen redesign and several app tweaks. WWDC 2018 will run from June 4 through June 8 and take place in San Jose, California for the second year in a row.

Republican senator puts forward bill to quash Trump's new tariffs Republican senator puts forward bill to quash Trump's new tariffs Earlier this month, he said, "I do think the president will have a challenge from the Republican Party, I think there should be". This year, he has given Senate floor speeches denouncing the president's attacks on the media and antagonism toward Democrats.

Andrew Norwell to sign with Jaguars Andrew Norwell to sign with Jaguars According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Norwell will sign a five-year, $66.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars . Not only that, but the Jaguars did have the best rushing offense in the league last season.

Shia LaBeouf Offered His Clothes to Kanye West, Who Took Them All Shia LaBeouf Offered His Clothes to Kanye West, Who Took Them All And finally, "I fucked up". "To hear him say that he was disappointed in me probably changed the course of my life", LaBeouf says. LaBeouf was arrested in Savannah for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction. "McEnroe was a master at his rage".

Lottery: Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both over $300M Lottery: Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both over $300M The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $110,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757. The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead in his home in London Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead in his home in London His death was not treated as suspicious, but his friends were not convinced and a coroner later recorded an open verdict. Glushkov was subsequently charged with money laundering and fraud and served five years in jail in Russian Federation .

Last Fantasy 7 Remake: What We Know So Far Last Fantasy 7 Remake: What We Know So Far Redone from the ground up this new version of the first 3D Final Fantasy game will feature active combat and modernized graphics. We recently learned that Cloud, the protagonist of this installment, will retain his personality in this remake.

Katy Perry takes a tumble and flashes fellow 'American Idol' judges Katy Perry takes a tumble and flashes fellow 'American Idol' judges He admits to the judges that he's never kissed a girl, and gets knocked for a loop when Katy tricks him into a kiss on the lips. When Harper was 11, she became an Internet laughingstock for singing what was considered the "worst national anthem ever".

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Stoneman Douglas Shooter Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Stoneman Douglas Shooter The decision was not unexpected, and came one day before Cruz is scheduled to be arraigned on 17 counts of first-degree murder. Cruz's case will be heard Wednesday before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer.

Wig! See Noah Davis' American Idol Audition That Wowed Katy Perry Wig! See Noah Davis' American Idol Audition That Wowed Katy Perry After she sang Adele's "When We Were Young", Katy said she had "full body chills", and Luke compared her voice to an angel's. In this first episode , we meet potential contestants from New York, Savannah, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

Retail job outlook positive Retail job outlook positive Across the United States, one in five employers expect to grow their work force in the next three months, according to the survey. Meanwhile, the hiring scene is looking up in other countries, too.

Shareholder Salient Trust Company Lta Has Lifted General Electric Co (GE) Position Shareholder Salient Trust Company Lta Has Lifted General Electric Co (GE) Position Finally, Gabelli reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Portland General Electric in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. It worsened, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes.

Myanmar says United Nations findings on human rights lack credibility Myanmar says United Nations  findings on human rights lack credibility He adds that it has "substantially contributed to the level of acrimony and dissension and conflict". This content goes viral, normalizing hate speech and shaping public perception.