It has recently been a difficult time for the Northern Railway Operator and his passengers.
During the holiday season, numerous services were canceled due to “unprecedented disease levels” and annual leave entitlements.
Before then, a large number of trains had been canceled or delayed due to Northern’s new schedule
But it was music for commuters when they announced they were launching a sale that would see more than 180,000 fares cut to a minimum of 10 p.
However, it didn’t come without his teething problems and – in what was expected style – the sale was delayed.
A message appeared on the Northern website as customers tried to access the sale that read: “Our 180,000 Flash Sale tickets take longer than expected to appear online.
“Please follow us on Twitter @northernassist for updates or check back later to get your 10p train tickets.”
In a tweet sent to MEN, one of those customers said: “Evidently Northern Rail has announced that there is a delay in obtaining the 180,000 10-cent sale seats online ….. You can’t invent that they can’t not even organize a sale !!!!! “
Others also contacted Northern to say they still cannot access the sale – with one claiming that they have been checking the site for more than five hours.
“Good old failed North … DELAYED sale,” tweeted one.
Another commented: “The irony of Northern’s flash sale is overdue.”
And why not turn it into a little poem while you wait: “Once upon a time there was a railway company called Northern, which had promised to sell 10 cents, the web page was published, so we destroyed all F5s, but just like their trains have all gone. “
The great offer is for travel between 13 January and 14 February, and from 24 to 29 February, with railway passengers able to get tickets to and from Northern destinations for only 10 p and only 5 p for smaller.
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