Millennial railcard - latest updates: 26-30 train discount still 'impossible' to buy as website continues to crash

Helen Coffey

Hoping to get hold of the new 26-30 railcard, dubbed the millennial railcard, today?

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 and has been consistently crashing since then.

The Independent's deputy head of travel, Helen Coffey, was particularly keen to get her hands on one as she turns 31 tomorrow and will no longer be eligible for the coveted card after today.

Follow The Independent's struggle to purchase a millennial railcard in our liveblog below