Web­site crashes due to train de­mand

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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

The Fly­ing Scots­man

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