Website crashes due to train demand
People keen to book tickets for a ride on the Flying Scotsman were left frustrated after the website crashed due to overwhelming demand.
The iconic locomotive is coming to the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough on September 29 and 30 and October 1 as part of a nationwide tour.
Tickets for a ride on the train went on sale on Nene Valley Railway’s website at 10am on Tuesday - and within minutes the site had crashed as people tried to get hold of tickets. Tickets were then withdrawn from sale later on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Nene Valley Railway apologised for the problems caused.
The spokesman said there were still around 4,000 tickets still available - and they would go on sale when the technical problems had been sorted.
Nene Valley Railway was chosen to host the engine after it provided a base for repairs to be carried out last year, when the engine suffered axle problems.
For more details visit www. nvr.org.uk
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