If you're aged 26-30 and currently living in the UK, you were no doubt waiting by your laptops this morning for the government to finally release the long overdue millennial railcard.
In November, the em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"">>BBC reported that discounted rail travel was going to be extended to those up to 30 years old in the Spring of 2018. For most people, this meant they could finally afford to go home to see their parents, friends and even attend that wedding up north without contemplating hitchhiking, human catapult, or *gulp* a Megabus.
However, in true British fashion, today's launch day for the railcard was a complete disaster.
What's the difference between trying to get an appointment at your doctors, and trying to get a 26-30 railcard? NOTHING!!!!! #railcard
— Tim G (@Timmy_G123) March 13, 2018
With just 10,000 cards on sale on a first-come, first-served basis, it meant that just one in 500 millennial had the chance of applying for the card.
Well, that was the case until the website crashed almost immediately.
'Limited Trial,' the website reads. 'Due to high demand access to buy is limited. Please bear with us.'
And if you thought us millennial would just grin and bear this grave injustice, you clearly don't know what it feels like to have the possibility of reduced travel ripped from your grasp:
Can't think of a more apt metaphor for today's society than forcing millennials into a Hunger Games scenario for a 1 in 500 chance of not getting completely ripped off to do something that should be a basic right, on a website that doesn't even work #railcard
— Richard Butler (@rmdbutler) March 13, 2018
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— Down the Badger Hole (@badgerpodcast) March 13, 2018
— Joanna Walker (@JoWalkerLDN) March 13, 2018
Advice from personal experience for anyone over 25 who misses out on a #railcard. You can also get one by studying postgrad and saddling yourself with additional student debt. 🎉
— Jonathan Hibberd (@Jonnyhibberd) March 13, 2018
Source : http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/culture/news/a42289/twitter-millennial-railcard-website/548